Taxonomy is a complicated subject and can be difficult to understand. Particularly if you are a sheep. In an effort to simplify this, we at The Internet Sheep have devised a much simpler system, dividing all animals into 3 categories with easy to remember rules:
Classification is simply a matter of answering the following questions in sequence:
- Is it a mammal? Yes, then it is a mammal, otherwise:
- Does it fly? Yes, then it is a bird, otherwise
- It’s a fish.
Very simple, and works extremely well. Under this new system we can easily see:
- A Cat is a mammal.
- An Eagle is a bird
- A Shark is a fish
All good so far, we also rapidly learn:
- A Snake is a fish
- A Turtle is a fish
- A Wasp is a bird
- A Beetle is a fish