Most people think of dogs as pets. The bond between a dog and its master is very close. But some dogs also do important tasks. They help people in a number of different ways. Dogs have been used to guard and protect the home for thousands of years. Today, guard dogs assist the military and police.
Like antelope, sheep, and goats, the large herbivores known as bison, buffalo, and oxen are classified in the family Bovidae and the order Artiodactyla. They are cud-chewing, even-toed ungulates.
Turkeys are large birds of the Phasianidae family. This family also includes pheasants, grouse, peafowl, and partridges. Turkeys are native to North America. They live in forests, swamps, and grasslands from the Canadian border to Mexico and from the east coast to the Midwest.
Owl is any of approximately 150 species of chiefly nocturnal birds of prey. They are recognized by their large heads, flat faces, and forward-facing eyes. Some species have earlike tufts of feathers.
Everybody knows a woodpecker when they see -or hear- it. Their very name describes their most common behavior, pecking at wood. There are more than 200 species of woodpeckers. They all belong to the family Picadae. This family also includes birds called sapsuckers and flickers.
Beaver is a large aquatic rodent of the Northern Hemisphere. Beavers are characterized by their adaptation to an aquatic life and by their commercially valuable fur. The American beaver (Castor canadensis) and the Eurasian beaver (C. fiber) are the sole living representatives of the family Castorida
Flamingo is any of a family of large, long-legged, long-necked water birds found in southern Eurasia, Africa, Madagascar, the Caribbean area, southern South America, Florida, and the Galápagos Islands. Gregarious birds, flamingos sometimes appear in large numbers.