Category: Mammals

The word “mammal” is modern, from the scientific name Mammalia (Latin, mamma= teat, pap) coined by Carolus Linnæus in 1758. According to Mammal Species of the World, 5,702 species were known in 2005. These were grouped in 1,229 genera, 153 families and 29 orders. Unlike other animals, mammals have body hair, have 3 middle ear bones (the malleus, incus, and stapes), and nourish their young with milk that females produce in modified sweat glands that are called mammary glands. Mammals are everywhere. Polar bears live in very cold areas. Camels live in hot areas. Moles live under the ground. Bats live in caves and fly in the air. Dolphins live in the oceans. Fur and fat help protect mammals who live in the cold. Mammals sweat or pant to release extra heat if they live somewhere toasty. Blue whale which is the largest animal on the planet happens to be a mammal.

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Aye-aye: World’s largest nocturnal primate

Endangered species, Aye-aye Common name: Aye-aye, hay-hay. Scientific name: Daubentonia madagascariensis. Distribution: Aye-ayes can be found only on the island of Madagascar. Description and habitat: Aye-aye(lemur) is the world’s largest nocturnal primate which measures about...

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Bengal slow loris

Bengal slow loris Bengal slow loris(Nycticebus bengalensis) is a  largest species of slow loris that are native to northern rain forests of Bangladesh and Indo-China, a little range in Northern India. It is mainly vegetarian...

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Long eared jerboa

Long eared jerboa Long eared jerboa(Euchoreutes naso) is a nocturnal mouse-like rodent with a long tail, long hind legs for jumping, and exceptionally large ears. Long-eared jerboas are found in the Palearctic ecozone. The...

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Eastern Bongo

Eastern Bongo The eastern or mountain bongo, Tragelaphus eurycerus isaaci, of Kenya has a coat more vibrant than that of its lower land cousin T. eurycerus eurycerus. The mountain bongo is only found in...

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Echidna: The Spiny Anteater

Echidna: The Spiny Anteater Echidna, also known as “the spiny anteater”,  is a weird animal native to Australia and New Guinea. It is one of the mammals who lay egg like the duck billed...

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Hooded Seal

Hooded Seal The hooded seal has a couple of very odd features.Males have both an inflatable skull hood and nasal balloon. When aroused, angered or simply showing off, male hooded seals can inflate their...

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KUDU: amazing species of animal kingdom

KUDU: amazing species of animal kingdom Like many other antelope, male kudu can be found in bachelor groups, but they are more likely to be solitary. Their dominance displays tend not to last long...

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The Badgers

The Badgers Among all the animals, badgers have the worst attitude. In fact, the honey badger is in the Guinness World Records holder as “the most fearless animal”.

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Spider monkey

Spider monkey There are several species of spider monkeys. They live in the tropical rain forests of

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