Animal kingdom



the animals of the world collectively.
Contemporary Examples

One sign that depression is an adaptive behavioral response is its widespread presence in the animal kingdom.
How Depression Could Save Your Life Nick Romeo March 3, 2014

The tiger is one of the most fearsome predators of the animal kingdom.
Viral Video of the Day: International Tiger Day Jack Holmes July 28, 2014

In one day, animal kingdom had become the best-reviewed movie of the year thus far.
The Buzziest Movie of the Year Jacob Bernstein August 24, 2010

View our gallery of the latest developments in the animal kingdom.
Animals in the News The Daily Beast October 9, 2009

On the heels of the critically acclaimed neo-noir The Square comes the riveting crime-drama animal kingdom.
The Yes List: A Dark Aussie Film Stirring Up Oscar Buzz The Daily Beast August 26, 2010

Historical Examples

Nearly every class of the animal kingdom contributes members to this strange population.
Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work P. Chalmers Mitchell

There is none of what you call water, no vegetable world, no animal kingdom.
Raiders of the Universes Donald Wandrei

The Simiid—the most intelligent of the animal kingdom—are all diurnal animals, and essentially arboreal.
A Hand-book to the Primates, Volume 2 (of 2) Henry O. Forbes

In the animal kingdom the mule is a common example of this cross-breeding.
Agriculture for Beginners Charles William Burkett

Has not the intelligence of the animal kingdom increased during the geologic ages with the increase in the size of the brain?
The Last Harvest John Burroughs

noun
a category of living organisms comprising all animals Compare plant kingdom, mineral kingdom

The group of living things typically distinguished from members of the plant kingdom by the power of moving from place to place and by a metabolism that does not use photosynthesis.

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