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Invertebrates
Invertebrates

   

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

Want to see other animals? Check out mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, amphibians, insects, and dinosaurs too!

   

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!

Which gives you the creepy-crawlies?

Make your choice

Earthworm

MAKE SOIL HEALTHY

SEE SPARKLEMUFFIN

New peacock spider found!

Scorpion

GLOWS IN UV LIGHT

Amazing Animals

Tarantula - Ep. 13

Around 900 different types!

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Scorpion - Ep. 34

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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Glow in the Dark Millipedes - Ep. 11

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

They're rarely seen by humans.

Bizarre Video!

Watch this creature become a giant!

Jellyfish

They're not actually fish!

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

Christmas Crabs - Ep. 40

Meet the Mammals!

They're warm-blooded and hairy. Check out pictures, videos, and facts.

Research Reptiles!

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

Find out about Fish!

Watch videos, see pictures, and get facts.

Get the lowdown on birds!

Check out pics, videos, and facts about our feathered friends.

All About Amphibians!

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

Info about insects!

Get the buzz on these creepy-crawlies.