refers to living creatures which are distinguished from mortals in that they lack both sentience and soul. Animals typically possess some form of mobility, spirit, and mind.
Unicellular or multicellular, heterotrophic organisms, that have sensation and the power of voluntary movement. Under the older five kingdom paradigm, Animalia was one of the kingdoms. Under the modern three domain model, Animalia represents one of the many groups in the domain Eukarya.
Mundane creatures, even if with extraordinary proportions or abilities. This category of creatures includes, for example, canines, felines, birds, bats, rodents, quadrupeds and zephyr hounds.