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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.

Eastern Gray Squirrel

The eastern gray squirrel's natural habitat is the hardwood oak, hickory is and walnut forests of eastern North America, where its numbers are controlled by resource availability and predators such as bobcats, owls is and foxes.

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. See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

Adorable Echidnas Keep Australia's Soil Healthy

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

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? See more »

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. See more »

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. See more »

Troubled Hedgehogs Fare Better in Urban Environments

Hedgehog populations in Britain have dropped severely. Understanding how the animals have adapted to urban and rural spaces will help us help them. See more »

The 5 Animals Most Suitable to Replace Your Family Pet

Dutch researchers analyzed a surprising selection of exotic mammals to find which could most easily live alongside people in a humane way. See more »

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

In a surprising way, the Southeast Asian mammal, AKA the bearcat, creates a chemical compound shared with roasty, toasty human food, according to a new study. See more »