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Animals Vocabulary Decoder Worksheet

Match the letters of the words to the numbers of the definitions.

A =  B =  C =  D =  E = 
F =  G =  H =  I =  J = 
K =  L =  M =  N =  O = 
         
 
A. amphibian  B. habitat  C. ecosystem  D. mammal  E. adapt 
F. bird  G. carnivore  H. exotic  I. omnivore  J. reptile 
K. extinct  L. herbivore  M. predator  N. camouflage  O. prey 
         
 

1. A classification of cold-blooded, vertebrate animals that usually have smooth skin and spend the first stages of their life as aquatic animals with gills.

2. The characteristics of the native environment in which an animal normally lives.

3. A species of animal that no longer exists.

4. An animal that is not found locally in the wild and is usually brought in from a foreign location.

5. The ability of an animal to change its behavior and characteristics in order to survive in its environment.

6. An animal that hunts or attacks another animal as a food source.

7. The term used to describe animals that primarily eat plants.

8. A classification of cold-blooded, vertebrate animals that usually have scales and lay eggs; common members include snakes, lizards, alligators, and turtles.

9. The term used to describe animals that primarily eat meat.

10. The term used to describe animals that eat both plants and meat.


11. A classification of vertebrate animals that are warm-blooded, feathered, and lay eggs.

12. An animal that is hunted by another animal as a food source.

13. The natural coloration and/or markings of an animal that allow it to visually blend in with its surroundings, helping it to avoid detection by predators or potential prey.

14. A classification of warm-blooded, vertebrate animals that have hair or fur and are usually live-bearers instead of laying eggs.

15. The interaction of organisms with their immediate environment or habitat that provides a functional, beneficial, and self-sustaining co-existence.


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