About Animal Fact Guide

Prairie dogAt Animal Fact Guide, you can learn about interesting and endangered animals from around the world. Each fact sheet features an animal’s physical characteristics, habitat (with a distribution map), diet, breeding patterns, unique traits and behavior, and when applicable, conservation and tips on what you can do to help. If you would like to learn more about a particular animal you have seen on the site, we have listed other good online resources at the bottom of that animal’s fact page.

Our Wildlife Blog showcases fascinating animal discoveries and news, along with cute animal photos and videos. We welcome you to share your opinion in the comments section. You can also connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

If you’re looking for some animal-related activities, visit the Fun Stuff page download FREE animal coloring pages, word searches, and mazes. The coloring pages, mazes, and word searches are provided as printable PDFs, so be sure to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

Our Teacher Tools section provides educators with worksheets designed to help students develop reading and internet research skills while learning about the animals of the world.

If you are interested in sponsoring the site or other advertising opportunities, please contact us.

Animal Fact Guide is proudly hosted on wind-powered servers.

Awards and Site Reviews

A Great Website for KidsAmerican Library Association’s Great Web Sites for Kids
Animal Fact Guide is proud to be included in the American Library Association’s Great Web Sites for Kids. Websites selected for the honor must meet several standards put forth by a committee of children’s librarians. They must show commendable quality and encourage young people’s interests.

According to Karen Lemmons, co-chair of the Great Web Sites for Kids committee, “Great Web Sites for Kids are those considered the best web sites for ages birth to 14, outstanding in both content and conception.”

Education World Site Review
Education World, an online resource for teachers, gave Animal Fact Guide an overall A rating.

About the Founders

Animal Fact Guide was created by  children’s book author-illustrator Abi Cushman and middle school Language Arts teacher P.A. Smith in 2008. Both lifelong animal lovers, Cushman and Smith wanted to build a comprehensive resource for those interested in learning about wildlife.

Cushman and Smith also manage My House Rabbit, a pet rabbit care website.