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Other Mammals

Mammals are perhaps the most recognized type of wild animals on the planet. Check out our articles on well-known mammals like elephants, giraffes and panda bears, as well as some you might not know like pikas and tapirs.


Wildlife Bridges Around the World Are Helping Deer and Crabs Cross Roads Safely

Wildlife crossings help animals safely cross busy roadways, which keeps the animals out of harm's way. Learn about some at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Baby Elephant Learns to Walk Again With Hydrotherapy

A baby elephant in Thailand is receiving hydrotherapy. Learn about the baby elephant learning to walk in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Adorable Echidnas Keep Australia's Soil Healthy

A new study has found that these tiny but determined "spiny anteaters" can move some serious dirt. Learn more at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

The World's Most Trafficked Mammal Just Got New International Protections

What is being done to fight pangolin poaching and illegal trafficking? Learn more about pangolin trafficking in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

African Elephants Are in Trouble, New Census Finds

The largest land animals on Earth are in trouble, according to the Great Elephant Census. Learn more about African elephants at HowStuffWorks Now. See more »

The Tiny Fox Saved From the Brink of Extinction

Are island foxes in California endangered? Learn more about the Santa Cruz and Catalina Islands foxes in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Troubled Hedgehogs Fare Better in Urban Environments

How have hedgehogs adapted to human environments? Learn more about urban hedgehogs in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

The 5 Animals Most Suitable to Replace Your Family Pet

What exotic mammals make good pets? Learn more about exotic mammals as pets in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Binturongs Smell Like Hot, Buttery Popcorn — Now We Know Why

What makes the binturong, AKA the bearcat, smell like popcorn? Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »

Things Are Looking Up for the Adorable American Pika

Climate change will affect the habitat of the American pika, but not only in negative ways. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article. See more »