Dear Children & Teens,
Following this letter you will find a short section about International
Children's Day, a link to a selection of quotes, and then an
encyclopedia created especially for you about wonderful animals,
interesting insects, and enchanting creatures, including some
that are imaginary. The animals, insects, and creatures are
listed in alphabetical order.
All of this information is here free-of-charge for adults too,
but I especially complied it for young people with the hope that
it will inspire young people to become protectors of domestic
and wild animals, and advocates for animal conservation efforts.
Some domestic animals make excellent pets. Owning a pet can
enrich our lives, can teach responsibilities, and can provide
As of 2019, there are approximately 7.7 billion people in the
world. Our human population will reach approximately ten billion
people by 2055 and approximately eleven billion by 2088.
It is impossible to know how many animals are in the world. There
are numerous animals and scores of animal species. In May 2016,
scientists reported that one trillion species are estimated to be
on earth with only one-thousandth of one percent identified and
described. There are a lot of animals on earth and we don't know
very much about most of them.
The number of animals and creatures in this alphabetical list is
tiny compared to the huge number of animals in the world. I urge
you to help me add to this list. Send me the names of animals,
insects, and imaginary creatures that you would like to have
included. Send me your ideas and questions.
I tried to make sure that everything here is up to date and true.
Unfortunately, inaccuracies may be unintentionally included. If
you find anything that is out of date or wrong, please send me an
email. I will correct the material. Thank you.
I hope you will enjoy this encyclopedia as much as I enjoyed
creating it for you. I learned a great deal. Compiling this
information was a fascinating endeavor.
D.B. Pacini-Christensen (You may call me Donna)
P.S. Do not believe everything that you hear or read. Always be curious,
do research, and take time to compare a variety of sources before you make
your own conclusions. Much that is said and written is incorrect. Nowadays,
you hear about "Fake News" regarding politics, but unfortunately there is
false information out there about most subjects, not only about politics.
For Children - Teens - Parents - Teachers
From D. B. Pacini-Christensen
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and text free-of-charge for teaching purposes to advance education for people,
especially for children and teens. Portions of the text may contain
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urged free-use sharing of the information. Some of this text was taken from
online Wikipeda and online Encyclopaedia Britannica. The spelling "Encyclopaedia"
is Latin for British Encyclopaedia.
This constitutes "fair use" of the text as provided for in section 107 of the US
Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material here
is distributed without profit.
Note: Starry Night Encyclopedia: We urge children and teens always to read a comprehensive
encyclopedia resource if they are researching, but also, to review our encyclopedia.
We do not claim to be an exhaustive, complete source about any listing in our encyclopedia.
Rather, we intend to provide little known facts, entertaining anecdotes, and we
wish to help debunk false myths and claims.
We are diligently compiling our encyclopedia
with accompanying photographs and will post it here as soon as possible.