Animal ID

Animal ID

There are millions of types of living things in the world - we can only estimate how many plants, animals and other creatures are alive today.

To help us understand this number of different of life-forms, we organise them into groups, like 'the animals' or 'the plants'.

This is called classification, and that's what Animal ID is all about: classifying living things.


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Find out more about classification and answer the questions below

Learn more about animal classification on the Museum's websites