We see different kinds of animals in our surroundings. Animals are found all over the world and there are various varieties. These animals differ in sizes, shapes and colour. They even differ due to the kind of places they live in. Animals are also living beings and require food, water, and shelter to live.
Animals that live in jungles, forests or in nature and hunt their own food and water are called wild animals. We can find wild animal in the zoo as well. Wild animals are dangerous and fierce. Animals like lion, deer, bear and giraffe are wild animals. Lion is also called ‘The King of Jungle’.
Domestic animals are animals that have been tamed and kept by humans as work animals, food sources, or pets. Like House cat, dog, cow, horse, sheep, pig, etc.
Pet animals are domestic animals that are kept for companionship and amusement. Pet animal includes dog, cat, parrot, etc.
The animals that are reared for a purpose i.e. for their meat, milk, hair, or anything else are called farm animals. Like – Sheep, goat, cow, buffalo, chicken, etc.
Animals that live primarily on land are called land animals. Like - peacock, horse, rhinoceros, elephant, giraffe, buffalo etc.
Animals that live in water are called water animal. They have special organs to breathe in water called gills or they breathe directly through their skin. Like - whale, shark, dolphin, seahorse, fish, etc.
Birds are the animals with feathers, wings, two legs and a beak without teeth. Most of the birds can fly but some birds can swim in water also.
Animals having six legs and generally, one or two pairs of wings are called insects. Like - ladybird, cockroach, housefly, butterfly, grasshopper etc.
Answer the following-
- What are the types of animals?
- Give 2 examples of each type of animals.
- What are wild animals and domestic animals?
- Why do we keep pet animals?
- Why do we keep farm animals?
- There are many kinds of animals around us.
- Kinds of animals are-
- Wild animals
- Domestic animals
- Land animals
- Water animals
- Pet animals
- Farm animals
- We domesticate
- We keep animals as pet for companionship.
- Water animals have specialized organs for breathing.