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Facts on the 5 Kingdom Scheme

Fish Facts
Fishes are cold-blooded and they can't control their body temperature.
Fish can feel pain. They have a good sense of taste, sight and touch. Many fish taste without opening their mouth.
Whale shark is the largest fish and they can grow to 50 feet long.
Fish like Trigger fish can swim backwards.
If gold fish is kept in a dark room it will lose its color.
Amphibians Facts
Amphibian means two-lives. They spend their lives in water and on land.
Amphibians are cold-blooded, ectothermic animals. They also come under the class vertebrates (meaning they have
backbone or spine).
Amphibians breathe through skin and they go through metamorphosis.
Amphibians begin their life in water with gills and tails. They develop lungs and legs as they grow for their land life.
60 million years ago amphibians were the dominant terrestrial animals on earth.
Reptiles Facts
Reptiles are ectothermic, which means they get their body heat from external sources. They cannot regulate their body
temperature.
Reptiles are the longest lived species on the planet. For example tortoises can live more than 150 years, alligators can live
nearly 70 years.
Reptile’s body is covered in scales or they have a bony external plate called shell.
Reptiles cannot chew their food, they can only tear it.
Bird Facts
Birds are warm-blooded. They have feathers, wings and lay eggs.
Birds can fly with the help of their hollow bone.
Chicken is the most common species of bird all over the world.
Ostrich is the largest bird in the world. Bee humming bird is the smallest living bird.
Hummingbirds can fly backwards.

Mammals Facts
Mammals are warm-blooded animals.
Mammals are born live. Only two mammals hatch from eggs.
Mammals drink milk from their mothers.
Bats are the only mammals that can fly.
Dolphin and whale babies do not sleep the first month of their life.