Mammals

Mammals are warm-blooded vertibrates. The vast majority of them are viviparous, meaning that they begin development as an embryo in their mother’s womb. Humans belong to this class. In this section, you’ll learn about mammals of every shape and size, where they live, how they reproduce and what their habits are.

Barbary Sheep – An Invasive Species?

The Barbary sheep were an invasive species for years, but this is now a subject for debate. So, are they truly invasive or not? Generalities The scientific name for Barbary sheep is Ammotragus lervia and it belongs to the goat…

Capturing Wild Animals – The Chamois

Capturing wild animals isn’t an objective in itself but rather a means for wildlife management, research, re-introductions, and transfers. Capturing wild animals – the chamois Chemical methods Tele-anesthesia consists of the remote administration of an anesthetic drug. Intramuscular administration is…

What Is the Mysterious Pyrenean Chamois?

The Pyrenean chamois is one of the least known of all the wild ungulates that inhabit the European mountains. In today’s article, we’re going to give you a brief summary of who this mysterious animal is. Pyrenean chamois The Pyrenean…

The Acrobatic Rock Hyrax

The rock hyrax looks very similar to a guinea pig or a large rabbit with very short ears. But this animal has teeth, toes, and a cranial structure very similar to that of an elephant. In fact, the similarities are…

All About The Tibetan Antelope

Also known as the chiru, the Tibetan antelope is a mammal that lives in Asia. It’s quite famous there and was even chosen as a mascot for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. What are they like and where are they found?…

The Red Panda: Behavior and Habitat

The red panda lives in the mountains of Nepal, Myanmar, and central China. Along with the panda, it is one of the most critically endangered species on the planet.  Despite its name and appearance (it looks kind of like a raccoon),…

Walrus Species: A Look at Some Biological Subspecies

The walrus species has three subspecies: the Atlantic walrus, the Pacific walrus, and the Laptev walrus. Their main differences are the size they reach in adulthood and the places they live in. However, recent studies of this animal’s mitochondrial DNA…

Learn the History of the Extinct Mastodon

About 20 million years ago, according to experts, a distant relative of modern elephants was walking the earth. They’re easy to mix up with mammoths, but the now-extinct mastodon is definitely not the same animal. Keep reading to learn everything…

Hector’s Dolphin: Native to New Zealand

Hector’s dolphin is a species of dolphin native to New Zealand. Its scientific name is Cephalorhynchus hectori, hence the common name “Hector’s dolphin.” Characteristics of Hector’s dolphin This species has the robust characteristics of the Delphinidae family. But it’s also the smallest known species…

How Do Marine Mammals Sleep?

Timely rest and sleeping are necessary for all creatures in nature, not only for human beings, as we often tend to think. Yet, in the case of marine mammals, these processes are somewhat different and, without a doubt, surprising. So,…

Green Monkeys and Their Anti-Drone Alarm

Green monkeys are low-key, little known primates. Despite their enormous interest and historical importance, they can still surprise us. A new study just revealed how these animals have their own anti-drone alarm. Green monkeys and drones Drones, the unmanned, aerial…

Cetacean Species and Their Classification

Over the years, many scientists have dedicated their lives to the study of cetacean species. With their unique morphological and physiological features, cetaceans have always attracted great attention from researchers.

The Tanuki: Is it a Raccoon or a Dog?

Although it sounds like an impossible dream, a lot of us would love to keep our favorite wild animals as pets. However, it’s not that crazy a dream for those who like raccoons. Let’s talk about the Tanuki, a very…

Meet the Adorable Prehensile Tailed Porcupine

The prehensile tailed porcupine is one of the 12 species of porcupines that live in the New World. They are endemic to the South American forests of Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and some areas in the very north of…