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.

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…

Discover How Dolphins Sleep

Dolphins spend all their time in the water, but they have to go to the surface to breathe. So how do dolphins sleep? In this article, we’ll tell you all about the sleep habits of cetaceans and other marine mammals.…

What on Earth is a Pink Fairy Armadillo?

The animal in today’s article may not sound like much, but it’s actually one of the rarest and most extraordinary species currently living on this planet. We’re talking about the pink fairy armadillo, a very interesting animal that’s quite a…

Australia: The Land of Marsupials

This unique group of mammals is endemic to America and Australia. But why do people call Australia the land of marsupials? It’s because these animals are the most important terrestrial vertebrates in the country. Of the 378 land mammals that…

The Solenodon, a Living Fossil

Solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) is a genus of placental mammals from the Soricomorpha order, and the only one from the Solendontidae family. It’s an endemic to the island of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, as well as Cuba. It’s a panchronic…

The Importance of Herbivores

We often hear about how important carnivores are in the world’s different ecosystems, mainly because of how they balance nature’s food chain. However, an experiment carried out in the Alps shows the vital importance of herbivores too. The study was…

The Wild Tiger: The Comeback of the Century

The wild tiger is a protected species that dwells in the forests between Russia and Vietnam. Its population had declined in past years. However, there’s excellent news: this species has been increasing considerably in number in recent years. What is…

Dolphin Behavior, Almost Human?

Dolphins are beautiful and intelligent animals and have always been admired by humans. Several studies and research have been done on dolphin behavior, and some amazing things have been discovered. Do you want to know what they are? Strange Dolphin…