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.

What Is an Animal Generation?
What Is an Animal Generation?

There are three key functions that define living beings: Nutrition, relationship, and reproduction. A living organism needs nourishment to develop and maintain itself. It needs to relate to other individuals…

The Behavior of the Red Panda
The Behavior of the Red Panda

Despite its nickname, the red panda has very little to do with the giant black and white bear with whom it shares its name and habitat. Red pandas are much more similar…

The Life Cycle of the Shrew
The Life Cycle of the Shrew

These tiny and endearing mammals are known for their long snouts. Judging by their appearance, you may think that they're rodents; however, that's not the case. Actually, they're related to…

Elephant Species by Size
Elephant Species by Size

Many people are unaware that there are different elephant species. In fact, many mistakenly believe that only the African elephant exists. However, this specimen has a relative in Asia, and…