A procedure where a veterinarian uses special drugs to anesthetize an animal so a closer look can be taken in a medical exam.
A species that is at risk of dying out.
A rapid learning process that takes place early in the life of a social animal, usually in the bird family, and establishes a behavior pattern involving recognition of and attraction to identifiable attributes of its own kind or of a substitute.
In the natural, or wild, location.
Reproduction by the mating of closely related individuals.
The process of keeping eggs warm in order to hatch them.
Naturally occurring in a particular place (area or country).
A small animal without a backbone. Its body is divided into three parts. Insects have three pairs of legs and usually two pairs of wings. Flies, ants, grasshoppers, and beetles are a few of the many kinds of insects.
An animal that eats insects. The tenrec is an insectivore.
A way of acting or behaving that an animal is born with and does not have to learn. For example, birds build their nests by using their instinct.
A guide who shares interesting information about animals, plants, and more to a group of visitors.
Signs in zoos for visitors that help explain a plant, animal, or idea.
An animal that moves into a new area on its own, or with human help, and remains to live in the area.
An animal that has no backbone. Insects, worms, and lobsters are invertebrates.