Animals

KPL staff-selected resources. We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Staff Recommends

Lifelike Animals by Linda WeilThe Moral Lives of Animals by Dale PetersonAnimal Rights: What Everyone Need to Know by Paul WaldauBetty & Friends: My Life at the Zoo by Betty WhiteHorses Never Lie About Love by Jana Harris

Databases (most require KPL library card)

General OneFile

Access to periodical and news content as well as indexing from a variety of general and specialized journals – from the New York Times and Christian Science Monitor to refereed academic journals

Kids InfoBits (Home Access)

Full text articles for students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.

NetLibrary

Michigan eLibrary collection of ebooks.

World Book Encyclopedia (Home Access)

Articles from the World Book Encyclopedia.  Includes related articles from major newspapers and magazines. Graphic and multimedia enhancements, including photographs, maps, illustrations, tables, animations, and audio/video clips.

Newspapers and Magazines

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Audubon

Cat Fancy

DeFenders

Dog Fancy

Dog World

Jack Pine Warbler

Michigan Birds

National Wildlife

Community Resources

4-H Clubs

Adopt a Pet Rescue Program

Animal Meals on Wheels

Animals' Best Friend

Audubon Society of Kalamazoo

Farewell Friends

Greyhounds, Second Chance For

Kalamazoo Animal Rescue

Kalamazoo County Animal Services And Enforcement

Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department Mounted Division

Kalamazoo Dog Training Club

Kalamazoo Humane Society

Kalamazoo Kennel Club

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Kellogg Bird Sanctuary of MSU

Michigan - Department of Natural Resources

Michigan Greyhound Connection

Mid-Michigan Cat Fanciers

Ruffed Grouse Society SW MI Chapter

United Kennel Club

Websites

American Birding Association:

The website of the American Birding Association includes archived copies of Birding Magazine, along with resources about birding clubs and birding trails.

American Kennel Club

The American Kennel Club website has information about dog breeds, health for dogs, and advice for new owners.

American Museum of Natural History Dioramas

This website has virtual tours of dioramas on display at the American Museum of Natural history together with information and audio-clips about animals.

Animal Diversity Web

Comprehensive site about different classifications of animals.  Includes pictures and sound clips.

Animal Info—Information on Endangered Mammals

Details about rare and endangered mammals.

Animal Legal Defense Fund League

Advocacy website for the protection of animals.  Includes resources for rescuing animals and reporting abuse.

Big Cats Online

A website dedicated to wild cats, with information and web links about many species of large cats.

Binder Park Zoo

The Binder Park Zoo’s website has information about the zoo and current exhibits

Bow Wow Meow: Pet Names with Personality

Looking for a name for your cat or dogs?  This site is sure to inspire.

Cat Fanciers’ Association

A great website for cat lovers; includes breed information, cat care tips, and a frequently asked questions section.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Macaulay Library

An online catalog of animal sounds.

Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International

A website about the conservation of gorillas.

Dog Friendly

Traveling tips and options for dog-owners.

Dogster

Share pictures of your dog, find a dog to adopt or search for information on health care.

Elephant Information Repository

A site devoted to everything elephant.  Watch videos, learn about conservation, or read the lasted news about the largest land mammal.

Healthy Pets Healthy People

A government website dedicated to education about diseases and animals.

Insectclopedia

An online encyclopedia of insects.

Insects at the Smithsonian

Links to the Smithsonian Institute’s resources on bugs.

Iowa State Entomology Index of Internet Resource

A directory of insect resources on the web.

John Ball Zoo Society

Information about the Grand Rapids Zoo.

Journey North: A Global Study of Wildlife Migration and Seasonal Change

Migration patterns and habitat information for birds and monarch butterflies.

Marine Biology Web

Educational resources about life under the sea.

Michigan Department of Natural Resources—Wildlife Species

State website about wildlife in Michigan.

New Rider (Horse Riding)

Tips on learning how to ride a horse.

North American Breeding Bird Survey

A government website dedicated to studying the trends and migration patterns of North American Birds.

PETA

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: an animal rights advocacy group website.

PrimateLit

Scientific and academic articles about primates.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Conservation efforts of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Venomous Creatures

University of Arizona College of Pharmacy website about venomous animals.

Westminster Kennel Club

Website of the world’s most famous dog show.


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rabbit

Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha