Different Species

on December 10, 2008

There are three different sets of animals on this page. Can you find them?

They look similar because they are in the same "family" of animals.

Animal Families

First column from top to bottom: Black-browed Albatross, Waved Albatross, Wandering Albatross.
Second column from top to bottom: Green Iguana, Blue Iguana, Galapagos Land Iguana.
Third column from top to bottom: Galapagos Giant Tortoise, Spurred Tortoise, Desert Tortoise.

The Bible calls the families "kinds." Members of these families can be found in different parts of the world.

Now, look again. It’s easy to see that the three families of animals here are not the same! Albatrosses are very different from tortoises. Tortoises are very different from iguanas. Iguanas are very different from albatrosses . . . you get the picture!

So, the animals in the same family are the same in many ways, but the animals in different families are not the same at all!