What was the first animal

Which were the first living beings?


Stefanie (7) from Bregenz (A)

Bacteria were the first living things, but they are neither plants nor animals. Bacteria are bacteria.

Blue-green algae are among the oldest living things because they existed when there was no oxygen on earth. The first animals lived in the water. They were jellyfish and sponges.

Burgundy blood algae belong to the group of blue-green algae. The correct name is cyanobacteria. Blue-green algae are harmless to humans in small amounts, but poisonous in larger amounts.

In Murten it is said that the red color of the lake comes from the blood of the Burgundians slain in the battle of Murten.

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