Animalliving things. Plants can make their own food or energy from the light of the sun, but animals can't do this. Animals have to eat plants or other animals to get energy to live.
Some animals eat mostly plants. We say that these animals are herbivores.
Some animals eat mostly meat. We say that these animals are carnivores.
Some animals eat both plants and meat. We say that these animals are omnivores.
Plants can't move around, but most animals can move around.
Animals are divided into groups, see animalia.