I'm not really sure that's what susanmette asked. "there is" is different from "c'est". But maybe she made a mistake while asking.
Also, "Parce que c'est un animal." is enough. adding "ça" at the end is an oral emphasis which is not used by every French speaker, or in every situation.
Strictly speaking the "e" in "parce" should be pronounced, but most of the time we don't pronounce it, simply because we tend to contract words in common French. We even sometimes don't pronounce the "r". But that shouldn't prevent you from learning it the right way.
Here is how it's pronounced by native speakers :
Thank you. I often use this site to check the pronunciation. It's great. But sometimes they say in different ways, like in this example about 'parce que', and that makes confused. I think, the link to Forvo site must stand somewhere on the top of all discussions in Duolingo, because there will be always questions about pronunciation, especially in French tree :)
I've only ever heard "parske" before (paʁs.kə in phonetics). This was the way we were taught to pronounce it in my French class. Not saying that it's necissarily the correct way, but it seems to be the way most native speakers pronounce it too. Forvo seems like a great resource. Merci beaucoup for the link!