One way to identify animal tracks is to compare the tracks you see on the ground with examples in a field guide, such as the "National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Animal Tracks." This guide provides line dra... More »

To identify animal tracks, try to find clear tracks in mud, soft soil or snow, then get close to the tracks and note the size and presence or absence of claw marks. Make a sketch of the tracks if possible and note nearby... More » Sports & Active Lifestyle Outdoor Adventure

Pictures of animal tracks can be found online at This website lists a variety of wild animals that could be encountered along with an artist's rendering of their footprints. More » Pets & Animals Mammals

Forests, grasslands and desert environments are all examples of terrestrial animal habitats. Aquatic and marine habitats include lakes, ponds and oceans. Animal habitats are also defined by physical factors including soi... More »

Examples of animal instincts include a spider spinning a web, a bear hibernating for the winter and a bird building a nest. Instinctive behavior is behavior that is not learned, but comes naturally to an animal. More »

Omnivores are organisms that eat foods from both animal and vegetable sources. Small insects, human beings, some small animals, birds and reptiles are all examples of omnivores. More »

An ectothermic animal is an animal that creates heat from the environment, typically by sunning. Examples of ectothermic animals include amphibians, invertebrates, reptiles and many forms of fish. More »