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Invertebrates
Invertebrates

   

Invertebrates are animals that don’t have backbones. These creatures make up about 95 percent of all known animals.

 

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Black Widow Spider

MOST VENOMOUS

Jumping Spider - Ep. 52

Which spider is spookier?

Make your choice

Daddy Longlegs - Ep. 134

Tarantula

They hunt insects and frogs!

Earthworm

MAKE SOIL HEALTHY

SEE SPARKLEMUFFIN

New peacock spider found!

Amazing Animals

Tarantula - Ep. 13

Around 900 different types!

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Scorpion

GLOWS IN UV LIGHT

Glow in the Dark Millipedes - Ep. 11

Amazing Animals

Scorpion - Ep. 34

Scorpions are arachnids and have eight legs—just like spiders! Learn more amazing facts about the scorpion in this video from National Geographic Kids.

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Moment Of

Whoa! Centipede Takes On Pocket Mouse - Ep. 1

Watch what a centipede does to keep from becoming a pocket mouse’s snack! You won’t believe what happens in this episode of "Moment of..."

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Which gives you the creepy-crawlies?

Make your choice

Snail Zombies - Ep. 8

OCTOPUS

They can shoot ink clouds!

Amazing Animals

Giant Pacific Octopus - Ep. 19

Giant Pacific octopuses can change color to blend in wherever they go! Learn more amazing facts about the giant Pacific octopus in this video from National Geographic Kids.

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GIANT SQUID

BEACH BALL EYES!

Bizarre Video!

Watch this creature become a giant!

Jellyfish

STINGING SEA CREATURE

Ocean Fairies - Ep. 48

You Wanna Be a What?!

Jellyfish Whisperer - Ep. 1

With crazy-colored dyes and awesome lasers, bioengineer Kakani Katija researches jellyfish in the waters of Panama and Palau.

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Animals & Pets

Hairy Sea Cucumber - Ep. 5

Watch an undersea show of a hairy sea cucumber's dancing feet in this video.

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Which invertebrate do you like most?

PEACOCK MANTIS SHRIMP

BOXER-LIKE MOVES!

Nudibranch

Stylish slug!

Bizarre Video!

Watch this creature pack a punch!

Plumed Worm - Ep. 22

SEA STAR

They have amazing stomachs!

Amazing Animals

Shrimp - Ep. 20

Can grow to more than 12 inches long!

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Krill - Ep. 94

Lobster Trail - Ep. 18

Carrier Crab - Ep. 74

Cool Crustaceans!

CHRISTMAS ISLAND RED CRAB

Amazing Animals

Christmas Crabs - Ep. 40

Over 50 million Christmas crabs migrate across Christmas Island every year! Learn more amazing facts about the Christmas crab in this video from National Geographic Kids.

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They're warm-blooded and hairy.

See pictures, watch videos, and get facts.

We've got snakes and lizards galore!

Get facts and watch videos about these cold-blooded creatures.

Something’s fishy!

Watch videos, see pictures, and get facts.

Meet your feathered friends!

Get the lowdown on these high-flying animals.

All About Amphibians!

See videos, photos, and facts on salamanders, frogs, and more.

Interesting Insects!

Get the buzz on these creepy-crawlies.