Some time ago, my son had to do a school project on animals. He needed some animal facts printables.
We spent some time online doing research for his school animals projects. While we were doing that, we found some really excellent sites offering free animal printables in pdf format. I will share some of them with you here.
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International Fund For Animal Welfare is committed towards saving and rescuing animals all over the world, not only animal populations but including individual animals too. I especially love their free e-magazine called World of Animals. Issues of World of Animals can be read online like any e-book and can also be downloaded for free. You can find the World of Animals magazine from IFAW at the Resource Center. Copies of these magazine about how animals are saved can also be downloaded in pdf format. This is an excellent resource for teaching kids to love animals. At the same time, you can also search the resource center for "Animal Fact Sheets". This will give you some printable fact sheets on mostly endangered animals.
2. Perth Zoo Animal Fact Sheets
Perth Zoo offers free animal facts printables on their website. The animal fact sheets in pdf format includes a fast facts section, a picture of the animal, a map, the description, diet, "in the wild", threats and a "Do You Know" section. Everything is in one page. Excellent for learners. The page is beautiful and perfect for kids learning about animals.
3. World Animal Foundation Animal Fact Sheets
The World Animal Foundation or WAF organizes its printable Animal Fact Sheets on two pages in long paragraph format. These would be great for older students or kids as you get a lot of facts. Younger kids may prefer the one page printable type rather than one with long paragraphs to read. However, if you are reading with your child, then that is not a problem. All of the animal facts printables here are in pdf format.
4. Canadian Geographic Animal Facts
The Canadian Geographic offers free printable animal fact sheets in pdf format as well. The fact sheets are organized in one page and classified under the following headings; Fast Facts, Physiology, Habitat/Behaviour and Range. It also includes a picture of the animal.
You also have an option to download the full collection of animal facts in print quality pdf files. The file size is 4.6 MB.
If you are looking for facts about animals or articles about animals, I am sure you will find them on one of these sites. Together they provide a very comprehensive and excellent resource for anyone who wants to read up more about animals.
Leaving you now with this cute little picture of a dog from the IFAW Creative Commons Library.