the sense through which a person or animal becomes aware of light, color, etc., by using the eyes : the ability to see


to be aware of (sound) through the ear


to perceive the odor or scent of through stimuli affecting the olfactory nerves :  get the odor or scent of with the nose


to bring a bodily part into contact with especially so as to perceive through the tactile sense :  handle or feel gently usually with the intent to understand or appreciate


An organism, such as a frog, toad, salamander, or some types of newts, having an aquatic early stage (e.g. tadpole) and developing air-breathing lungs as an adult (e.g. frog).


The area or environment where an organism or ecological community normally lives or occurs.


Function of a particular species in an ecological community; all aspects of an organisms existence that enable it to survive and reproduce.


the quality or state of being strong :  capacity for exertion or endurance


Any of various cold-blooded, usually egg-laying vertebrates of the class Reptilia, such as a snake, lizard, crocodile, turtle, or dinosaur, having an external covering of scales or horny plates and breathing by means of lungs.


the rate at which someone or something moves or travels


(cold-blooded) An organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surroundings.


One of the many small platelike dermal or epidermal structures that characteristically form the external covering of fishes, reptiles, and certain mammals.


The resemblance of one organism to another or to an object in its surroundings for concealment and protection from predators. (e.g. The harmless scarlet kingsnake mimics the deadly coral snake.)


The preservation and careful management of the environment and of natural resources.


Venom is any of a variety of toxins used by certain types of animals. Generally, venom is injected by such means as a bite or a sting. (e.g. Cobra)


The behavior, physiology, and structure of an organism allowing it to be more suited to an environment.


Substances that can cause disturbances to organisms. Not safe to eat. (e.g. Mushrooms)


An animal without a backbone. Invertebrates include insects, arachnids (spiders & ticks), gastropods (snails & slugs), crustaceans (crayfish & isopods), centipedes, worms, and others.

Food Chain

A group of organisms interrelated by the fact that each member of the group feeds upon on the one below it and is in turn eaten by the organism above it in the chain.


(Warm-blooded) An organism that generates heat to maintain its body temperature, typically above the temperature of its surroundings.


(cold-blooded) An organism that regulates its body temperature largely by exchanging heat with its surroundings.

Carrion Eater (Scavenger)

An animal that feeds on dead or decaying matter. (e.g. Vulture or Hyena)


An animal that consumes primarily the flesh of other animals.


An animal that feeds chiefly on plants.


An organism which gets its food energy from both plant and animal material.

Animal Architects Animals

Actual animals in program may vary from those listed depending upon availability.

Bennett’s Wallaby
Bennett's Walllaby

The red-necked wallaby or Bennett’s Wallaby is a medium-sized macropod marsupial, common in the more temperate and fertile parts of eastern Australia, including Tasmania. While this guy may be one of the smaller species in the kangaroo family he still has the amazing power to not only jump high but also far at the same time. He has been recorded at an amazing 15 feet! As with all marsupials, the female wallaby carries her young joey in a pouch.

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