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.
They're weird-looking and mild-mannered, but Asian and African markets can't get enough illegal pangolin scales.
They're the cutest and most curious masked mammals around. But they also have a reputation for being a nuisance. Here's everything you need to know about the raccoon.
Move over Dracula. These fish, birds and bats really are the vampires of the animal world — and they do need to eat (or suck) blood to sustain life.
The wars between mink species and humans quietly rage worldwide.
Wolverines, also known as "stink bears" because of the powerful smell they emit, are the ultimate cold weather survivors — cagey, smart and omnivorous.
Kinkajous, or honey bears, are generally docile creatures, but they definitely don't mix well with humans.
Fisher cats aren't actually cats, but cat-sized members of the weasel family, and their favorite snack is — yikes — the porcupine.
These little critters are super cute, so why do they have a reputation for being one of the worst of the mammal world?
Alpacas are highly intelligent and they're not pets. They require a lot of research and specialized knowledge if you plan to bring a few home.
Because most of what we know about honey badgers comes from a three-minute comedy video, there are a lot of misconceptions about these wily weasels.
Sure, hedgehogs are cute as heck, but do you think one really wants to live in your house?
Elephants make a specific sound to warn each other of nearby humans.
Before you declare which team you're on, we've got the breakdown on this auditory battle royal.
Scientists have known for a long time that elephants have no sweat glands and keep cool through slinging mud on their skin. But they didn't know what made the skin so wrinkled — until now.
A strange evolutionary plot twist has been uncovered in the search for why elephants rarely get cancer.
It used to be assumed that African bush elephants avoided the sound of an angry bee hive. Now researchers believe they have receptors to detect a bee's alarm pheromones.
The Humboldt marten was thought to be extinct until it was rediscovered in 1996. Now it is threatened again.
Once a week or so, sloths climb down from their trees and poop on the ground. It feels so good, they do a little dance. But this time of pleasure is also a time of peril.
Urban coyotes have a fierce and formidable reputation as midnight predators, but coexistence with humans is possible.
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.
Sure, these mammals may be cute and cuddly. But that doesn't mean their bite can't pack a punch.
A new genetic analysis clarifies the evolutionary relationships between five modern and extinct elephant species.
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.
After losing part of her foot to a snare, the 6-month-old elephant named Clear Sky has to learn how to walk again.
Yep, these adorable Seussian misfits play a key role in the local environment.
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