Hoofed Mammals

Hoofed animals are generally herbivorious and very diverse. Learn about antelopes, cattle, deer, pigs and sheep.


Today, horses have one huge toe on each leg — but they weren't always that way. Why the single digit now?

Humans may not be the only animals that dig a soothing whiff of lavender oil.

Rhino herds defecate in giant, shared dung piles called midden, then they stick their noses in the stuff. Here's why.

The feral pig population in the U.S. is a growing issue in nearly 40 states. The USDA hopes to wipe out the billion-dollar problem within a decade.

In research that showed intentional expressions of desire, horses have been added to the short list of animals that can use symbols to communicate with humans.

Can you tell one species of giraffe from the next? We've got some pics to help you out.

For some horses and ponies, Diet Coke can be a literal lifesaver.

Talk about filthy lucre! Trace amounts of the precious metal turned up when scientists looked into bovine bathroom business.

Late-stage albinism? Disastrous paint spill? Marty McFly in giraffe form? Maybe the African mammal just has something in common with Michael Jackson.

The baby camel is definitely cuter than his namesake, don't you think? No word yet on how Alexander Camelton feels about Federalism.

When it comes to zebras, humans have a lot of questions. Why can't we ride them? What are the stripes for? Turns out some scientists may have just answered that last one.

Groups of European bison make movement and grazing decisions by popular vote, choosing to follow or ignore potential leaders' suggestions.

Afraid your formerly humble bonfire has grown a little out of control? Never fear: Your trusty rhinoceros firefighters brigade should be along to stomp it out at any moment. At least, that's the legend. But is there any truth to it?

The running of the bulls is a controversial topic. Read on to learn more about it.

Found in the Pyrenees, Caucasus Mountains and in Asia Minor the Chamois is recognized by it curled horns.

The mountain goat, perhaps more appropriately called the mountain antelope, has impressive climbing skills permit them to forage in small alpine meadows that are inaccessible to other animals; there they feed on grasses, sedges, lichens is and occasionally the leaves and shoots of shrubs.

Yak population is on the decline. In fact, its said to be less than a few thousand yaks remaining in the wild.

Today the asian wild ass lives in small groups led by a male or a mature female, but at one time herds of fifty to one hundred individuals were sighted following rainy periods.

Kirk's Dikdik is a small desert antelope has a flexible snout, or proboscis, lined with numerous blood vessels that serves as a heat exchanger. Cooled blood then passes directly to the brain, protecting this vital organ from increased body temperature in the heat of the day.

In this guide to the Southern Pudu, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

In this guide to the Wapiti, you'll learn interesting facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

In this guide to the American Bison, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

In this guide to the Pronghorn, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

In this guide to the Przewalski's Horse, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

In this guide to the vicuna, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and its conservation status.