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Definition of 'animal'

Last update on 2016-11-10 by Lisa Frenzel.


How is the definition for 'animal' for the research project?

The Challenge defines an animal as “any member of the scientific animal kingdom (besides humans) that is currently alive today.” Depending on where you live, you may have learned about either five or six kingdoms used in biology to classify all life on earth. Wherever you are in the world, you must choose an animal from Animalia (the animal kingdom). Living things from the following kingdoms would NOT be considered “animals” for ANIMAL ALLIESSM: Plantae, Fungi, Protista, Archaea/Archaeabacteria, Bacteria/ Eubacteria, or Monera. You can refer to biology sites like this one for definitions of each kingdom: six_kingdoms/. 

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