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.

6 Different Animals that Live in Caves

Animals can use caves and caverns to hibernate during the winter, or just to sleep during the day. Animals that live in caves are known as troglodytes, or cave dwellers, and they have very special habitats. Discover more about these…

The Role of Elephants in Civilization

The role of elephants in civilization varies but it goes way back to time immemorial. In fact, there’s evidence of elephants in captivity from 4500 years ago. Thus, most elephants used by ancient or modern civilizations came straight from their…

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),…