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 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),…

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,…

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…

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.…

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…