animal animal  /ˈæ nə məl/


  1. (n) a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
  2. (adj) marked by the appetites and passions of the body

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  1. New drugs are routinely tested on mice and other animals before humans.
  2. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has released its Red List of the world's most threatened plants and animals.
  3. Often an entire herd must be slaughtered, even if only one animal has been stricken, lest the disease spread.


  1. Animal shelter partners with Exertec on dog walking

    The Napa County Animal Shelter is celebrating its new partnership with Exertec during events June 29 and July 1.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Napa Valley Register

  2. Animal vaccines accidentally destroyed

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A local animal shelter is seeking financial help after a large amount of their vaccines were...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: FOX 4 Kansas City

  3. Animal Rights Group Seeks Booth At Nebraska Fair

    An animal rights organization is taking its campaign to the Nebraska State Fair, where exhibitors and fairgoers celebrate the state's rich tradition in agriculture, livestock farming and ranching.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: WOWT Omaha

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  1. "This is a first in this country," Hanna said in a telephone interview Wednesday. "I've never heard of an individual (zoo visitor) being killed by an animal. It's much safer going to a zoo than getting in your car and going down the...
    on Dec 26, 2007 By: Jack Hanna Source: Forbes

  2. "You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply," Bauer said, according to The Greenville News. "They will reproduce, especially ones that don't think too much further than that. And so what you've got to...
    on Jan 23, 2010 By: Andre Bauer Source: Free Times

  3. "Britain is a nation of animal lovers, but people have a fundamental right to feel safe on the streets and in their homes," said Home Secretary Alan Johnson. "The vast majority of dog owners are responsible, but there is no doubt that some...
    on Mar 9, 2010 By: Alan Johnson Source: AFP

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