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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Blotched Genet

About the size of a large house cat, this attractive carnivore is mainly nocturnal and solitary in its habits.


Hedgehog Balloon Syndrome Sounds Adorable, Can Be Deadly

Due to a quirk in their anatomy, injured hedgehogs can experience skin inflating to the size of a basketball, which can be a painful and life-threatening development.

5 Mammals That Are Adorable … and Toxic

Sure, these mammals may be cute and cuddly. But that doesn't mean their bite can't pack a punch.

Genetic Analysis Shakes Up Elephant Family Tree, Raising Conservation Issues

A new genetic analysis clarifies the evolutionary relationships between five modern and extinct elephant species.

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

Officials are building bridges and underpasses to help animals safely cross busy roadways, which keeps the motorists and crossing creatures out of harm's way.

Baby Elephant Learns to Walk Again With Hydrotherapy

After losing part of her foot to a snare, the 6-month-old elephant named Clear Sky has to learn how to walk again.

Elephants Eat Leftover Christmas Trees

Zookeepers in Europe feed their elephants surplus holiday foliage, giving the animals a treat they both eat and play with.

Adorable Echidnas Keep Australia's Soil Healthy

Yep, these adorable Seussian misfits play a key role in the local environment.

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

More than 180 countries signed a new agreement to combat trade of the pangolin—the most critically endangered animal you've never heard of. Will it be enough?

African Elephants Are in Trouble, New Census Finds

More than 30,000 African elephants are dying annually, according to estimates just released by the Great Elephant Census. Poaching is the main culprit.

The Tiny Fox Saved From the Brink of Extinction

Thanks to the work of conservationists, these rare California island foxes have been removed from endangered species list and marked totally recovered.