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Zebras, kangaroos, elephants, wolves, parakeets - the world has thousands of animals to learn about! Here you can find help learning about your new favorite animal, for fun or for school.

In order to access library databases from outside the library, you will need to have a library card and PIN registered in Carver County.  
Clicking on the links below for access outside the library will prompt you for your last name, library card number, and PIN.  
Forgot your PIN? Call your local branch during open hours and we will reset it for you.  Click here for branch locations, hours, and contact information.

K-5 students can find information about current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.
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Whether you're writing an essay, researching a report, or preparing a presentation for school, you'll find a variety of information in this collection.
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Animal Fact Guide
At Animal Fact Guide you can learn all sorts of interesting facts about the animals roaming our planet

Animal Planet
From sleeping puppies to brawling bears, this website that has it all!

National Geographic Animal Facts
This awesome National Geographic site has Photos and facts from on every kind of animal you can imagine! 

All About Birds
Learn how to identify birds, bird watching and conservation.

Birding Field Guide
This website has information taken from the Audubon Field Guides on many kinds of birds. Looking for a particular animal? There's a search box where you can type in the name.

Birds of Prey
Learn about birds that hunt during the day: habitat, senses, diet, behavior, longevity and more.

The Raptor Center
The University of Minnesota provides birds of prey information and more.

The Children’s Butterfly Site
A delightful site: pictures to color, facts to learn.  Includes bibliographies of books and videos on butterflies.

Comprehensive site about the world of insects ranges from identification to bug cuisine.

Kids Planet
Kid friendly links to facts, games and much more!

Animal Planet Endangered Species Guide
Learn more about endangered species from the Animal Planet.

Yahoo Kids Directory of Endangered Species
Learn all about endangered animals around the world.

National Geographic Fish Facts
Everything you ever wanted to know about water creatures.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium, perched on the edge of a world-famous coastline, is your window to the wonders of the ocean. 

ASPCA’S Animaland
This entertaining and educational site is loaded with information about animals, pet care, careers in animal care, animal issues, and plenty of fun and games.

Care for Animals
Learn about pets and the people who care for them at this site from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Dinosaur Eggs
Hunt dino eggs around the world, hatch them to see how embryos are exposed by researchers, and learn about dinosaur babies and parents.

Dinosaur Hall of Fame
An informal guide to the biggest, smallest, fastest, smartest, dumbest, wildest, oldest, and most popular dinosaurs.



Important Note:  Carver County Library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information provided on external websites. The inclusion of a link does not constitute an endorsement by the library of that website.