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.

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…

Mountain Gorilla, a Unique Primate

Although many species deserve everyone’s attention, there are some animals that have a history and relationship with humans that are particularly unique. One of these animals that deserves everyone’s attention is the Mountain Gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei). The Mountain Gorilla:…

The Impressive Wildlife of Madagascar

This African island is considered to be one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. The vast majority of the wildlife of Madagascar is endemic, which means that it does not live anywhere else in the world. So read this…

Friends Forever: Romeo the Wolf and His Dog Friend

Friendships between animals of different species are always surprising. And when they happen unexpectedly, they’re even more interesting. It’s understandable that when two pets live together, even if they don’t get along to begin with, they end up forging a friendship.…

The Behavior of Packs of Wolves

Perhaps it is because of their close coexistence with humans over millennia. Or, perhaps it is because of their shared ancestry with dogs. (After all, dogs are man’s best friend.) Let’s take a look at how packs of wolves behaves.