Every single animal, from the smallest of insects to the blue whale (largest animal on earth) is classified into various phylum and classes. This classification is the basis of the Animal Kingdom or Kingdom Animalia. All the members of the animal kingdom are called Metazoa. Let us learn more about the Kingdom Animalia.
An animal must have several characteristics to be an animal. It has to have a multicellular body, must get its energy by consuming other organisms and have the ability to move. Some of the phyla we will study here are