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Human (Homo Sapiens Sapiens)
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A group of animals within the animal kingdom
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Scientific Name:
The name of the animal in science
Homo Sapiens Sapiens
The animal group that the species belongs to
What kind of foods the animal eats
How long (L) or tall (H) the animal is
1.5-1.8m (5-6ft)
The measurement of how heavy the animal is
54-83kg (120-183lbs)
Top Speed:
The fastest recorded speed of the animal
29km/h (18mph)
How long the animal lives for
60-80 years
Whether the animal is solitary or sociable
Conservation Status:
The likelihood of the animal becoming extinct
Least Concern
The colour of the animal's coat or markings
Brown, Tan, Black, White, Olive
Skin Type:
The protective layer of the animal
Favourite Food:
The preferred food of this animal
The specific area where the animal lives
Worldwide based near rivers
Average Litter Size:
The average number of babies born at once
Main Prey:
The food that the animal gains energy from
Vegetables, Fruit, Fish
Other animals that hunt and eat the animal
Bears, Lion, Tiger
Special Features:
Characteristics unique to this animal
Walk on two feet and intelligent communications

Human Location

Map of Human Locations


The human being is part of the primate group that walks on two legs rather than the usual four like most of the other primates, which is known as bipedal. The thing that sets human beings apart from other primates however, is the fact the human has a highly developed brain and therefore capable of abstract reasoning, language and problem solving.

The modern human being is thought to have originated in Eastern Africa around 200,000 years ago and due to the advanced mental capacity of the human and the fact that humans have been able to use their two free arms to manipulate objects, has meant that human beings are more sophisticated in using tools than any other species of animal.

The human population on Earth is thought to be exceeding 6.8 billion human individuals, a number which seems to be continuously growing year by year. Today there are large populations of human on every continent on Earth with the exception of Antarctica, a continent so cold and desolate that only a handful of the animal species actually exist there.

Like many other species of primate, humans are highly sociable animals and are able to interact with one another through spoken language, gestures and written language. Humans have developed extremely complex social structures that have meant that the human population is linked together through a series of interlinking groups and organisations.

The social interactions amongst the human race today means that there is a wide variety of traditions, rituals, ethics and laws which together form the foundations of modern society. The human appreciation for aesthetic beauty has led to the development of art, literature, music and writing.

Humans are particularly well known for their desire to acquire knowledge about and find the answers to complex questions about the world around them. This level of curiosity has led to the advancement in tools and skills, as humans are the only species of animal known to build fires, cook food, make clothes and develop technologies. Human beings pass these vital success skills down through the generations by using education.

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Human Comments

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"onisim, technically we are the same as other animals because humans are acctually animals. So basiclly what you are saying is that our lives are more valueable than theirs"
aisya hannani
"Please eliminate human from the list.Human is created by God from his own image.We are totally different ...thanks"
"awsome info even friends like it"
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First Published: 8th November 2008, Last Updated: 10th September 2018

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