Animal realm

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Depiction of the animal realm from a thangka of the Wheel of Life

Animal realm (Skt. tiryak; Wyl. dud 'gro) — the realms of the animals among the six classes of beings. Animals either inhabit the great oceans ('animals living in the depths'), or live mostly on the earth, in water, in trees, in the realms of the gods or humans ('scattered animals').