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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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Baird's Tapir

As with other tapirs, the short trunk of the Baird's tapir is composed of nose and upper lip. The tapir uses its trunk to pick up grasses, leaves is and fruit and carry them to the mouth.


The Hedgehog Quiz

 The Hedgehog Quiz

Hedgehogs may look harmless, but they've got some unique (and dangerous) traits. Test your knowledge of hedgehogs with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How good is an elephant's memory?

 How good is an elephant's memory?

They say elephants never forget, but there's no need to put such high expectations on them. Learn how great elephant memories are at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Did people initially think the duckbill platypus was a hoax?

 Did people initially think the duckbill platypus was a hoax?

The duckbill platypus is said to be created from spare animal parts. Learn if people first thought the duckbill platypus was a hoax at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Top 5 Reasons We Celebrate Easter With a Bunny

 Top 5 Reasons We Celebrate Easter With a Bunny

Think you know all about the Easter Bunny? Learn about the history of the Easter Bunny at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Greater Bilby

Greater Bilby is known for its long, pointy nose and beady eyes. Learn more about the Greater Bilbly. See more »

 Kit Fox

Kit Foxes can grow from 15 to 20 inches long. Long more about the kit fox at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Fisher

Fishers are primarily nocturnal, but will occasionally venture out during the day Learn more about fishers at HowStuffworks. See more »

 Moose

Moose are the largest members of the deer family. Get more facts at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Eastern Gray Squirrel

Eastern Gray Squirrels grow to be about 12 inches long. Learn more about the squirrel at HowStuffWorks. See more »

 Japanese Serow

The Japanese serow is primarily a solitary bovid. Learn more about the Japanese serow. See more »