For many people, animals evoke feelings of love and wonder. Love of animals may include dogs, cats, birds, fish, insects, reptiles, amphibians, etc. Some people have a strong affinity for pets and animals, while others cannot stand them or their ways. Those who love animals often consider themselves to be very nurturing and consider animals to be part of the family. Some other characteristics that are common to those who love animals are caring about a person’s welfare and respect for the animal’s individuality.
Animals are multicellular, meaning that they are made up of more than one cell. Each animal has an independent life span, although some animals’ lives are extremely brief compared to humans. With few exceptions, animals breathe oxygen, eat organic matter, can move, reproduce, and secrete body secretions. In most animals, the heart and lungs are separate organs. The nervous system is present in all mammals, while all arboreal animals (tree-climbing animals) have some degree of nervous system involvement.
Animals can recognize human speech, although they may not be able to speak in detail or in a typical way. However, animals’ communication is complex and fluent, in part, due to the animals’ complex nervous system. Although it may not be possible to speak to all animals, most can respond to vocal sounds, such as speech.
Many animals’ bodies can be seen and identified with great clarity. Most animals have recognizable body designs and characteristics, including ears, feet, tails, eyes, legs, teeth, fur, etc. Humans can usually identify most animals by looking at their physique, such as dogs and cats. Many animals have distinctive features, such as dogs with long and varied coats, lizards with smooth and shiny scales, etc. Humans can normally recognize a human or animal by looking at its face, hands, feet or tail.
Humans have an amazing amount of knowledge about animals’ bodies and minds. They can normally identify an animal by looking at its general appearance. We can normally differentiate between male and female animals. Although there are no clear examples of animals’ minds, we know that animals can make sound. Some animals can produce sounds like a cricket chirping or a dolphin croaking.
Although we have very limited knowledge about animals, many theories have been put forward. Some theories suggest that animals are made from complex molecules, such as slime molds. There is also some evidence that animals have consciousness. However, most theories remain unproven, because the information required to construct these theories is not available to us. It is believed that more research will lead to a better understanding of animals.