North American Animals

On this page you’ll discover all our North American Animals, but first…

Interesting Facts about North American Animals

Animals vary all over the world, but there’s nothing quite like your own backyard. Here’s your chance to learn more about the animals of North America through art and drawing!

  • Bring the outdoors in. Find out as much as you can about your local ecosystem. Visit a conservation society or simply note what you see at your local park.
  • When you get home, break out the paper, pencils, and as many colorful supplies as you can. Turn a bedroom or other space into a comparable environment with animal drawings and designs. You’ll finally feel like a local!
  • Most states have designated animals based on their history and region. From birds to amphibians to fish to insects, there’s a lot of diversity and meaning in the choices! Check them out here
  • The same is true of Canadian provinces.
  • Use your animal drawing skills to make a map that illustrates the choices or even your own personal preference. Do you think that the right choice was made for your state? Does everyone in your family have the same opinion?
  • Many animals are unique to North America. In fact, some are so unique that they are in danger of disappearing. Endangered species are an issue all over the world, but there is something to be said for knowing about the troubles going on right at home.
  • Sea turtles, alligators, river otters, snakes, bears, snowy owls, frogs, butterflies-these are only some of the animals that are in some way at risk due most often to the behavior and choices of humans.
  • Find out what you can do and how you can let others know-maybe a poster or drawing with simple facts will do!
  • There’s a lot of diversity within North American ecosystems, so much so that you could spend a whole week learning about a different ecosystem or animal each day. So why not try it?
  • On Monday you can try learning about the snakes, lizards, frogs, and alligators that populate the Florida Everglades. On Tuesday it might be the Bison that once roamed the plain states free and wild. Keep a sketchbook full of drawings and observations as you go! At the end of the week, you’ll feel like an expert even with lots more to learn.

How to Draw North American Animals - Step-by-Step Tutorials