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.

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Nilgai

Known as the largest antelope native to India, the nilgai sports spiraled horns and its behavior of kneeling to fight reveal its kinship to other antelopes.

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  • Amazing Animals: Hippopotamus Quiz
    Amazing Animals: Hippopotamus Quiz

    The third largest land animal, the hippopotamus is one of the most dangerous is aggressive mammals on Earth. Test your knowledge of these hulking beasts with the hippopotamus quiz. See more »

  • Could a platypus poison me?
    Could a platypus poison me?

    If Mother Nature has a sense of humor, surely the platypus is one of her punch lines. This mammal might look funny, but one of its offensive adaptations is no laughing matter. See more »

  • Do elephants never forget?
    Do elephants never forget?

    Elephants have amazing memories and are known to hold grudges for years against those who have wronged them. So, be careful who you're calling Dumbo. See more »

  • How do armadillos roll into a ball?
    How do armadillos roll into a ball?

    Remember practicing the stop, drop and roll drill in school? If you were an armadillo, rolling up into a tight little ball would be second nature. But how do these armored creatures tuck every last square inch of themselves into a sphere? And why? See more »

  • How does a hippo make its own sunscreen?
    How does a hippo make its own sunscreen?

    If you hate slathering on sunscreen, be happy you don't have to use the mucuslike variety that hippos rely on. Although hippos produce their own sunblock, they're out of luck with towels. See more »

  • Why do raccoons wash their food?
    Why do raccoons wash their food?

    With their built-in masks and ability to snatch food, it seems raccoons were meant for a life of crime. But do these thieves wash away the evidence by rinsing food in water? See more »

  • Adopt Wildlife
    Adopt Wildlife

    How to adopt wildlife is explained in this article. Find out how to adopt wildlife. See more »

  • Cony
    Cony

    Cony, Coney, or Hyrax is a small, hoofed mammal of the Middle East and central Africa. See more »

  • Duckbill Platypus
    Duckbill Platypus

    Duckbill Platypus, or Duck Mole is an egg-laying mammal of Australia. Platypuses and echidnas, collectively called monotremes is are unique among mammals in that they lay eggs. See more »

  • Elephant
    Elephant

    Elephant, the largest land-dwelling mammal. Elephants are found in Africa and Asia, primarily in forests and savannas. See more »

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