Zooplantae are life forms that have some characteristics of both plants and animals.
They are colloquially known as "planimals". After originally being studied by exobotanists, they were found to have an elementary nervous system that gives them organic intelligence similar to that found in primitive animals here on Earth. The mystery of where these planimals fall in the biological spectrum awaits further study by scientists on Pandora, as with most everything there. The discovery of these life-forms continues to thrill and confound both exobiologists and exobotanists who must reassess their preconceptions about the mechanics of life. These creatures may even lead to an entirely new specified field of scientific study.