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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.

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The Caracal's Got Super Jumping Game and Satellite Dish Ears

Caracals have really cool ears and can also jump 10 feet in the air from a seated position.

The Echidna Is One of the World's Strangest Mammals

From the four-headed male reproductive organ to hosting the world's largest flea and sporting a body covered in spiny hairs, this cute little creature takes the cake for mammalian weirdness.

Pikas Are the Pikachus of the Wild

Pikas are little mammals that, though they may look like rodents, are more closely related to rabbits.

What's the Difference Between a Stoat and a Weasel?

The stoat and the weasel might look alike, but they're not the same animal. The stoat is a serious predator that kills its prey like a vampire!

Is It a Dog? A Raccoon? No, It's a Raccoon Dog!

Technically they're called tanuki, but these furry critters might as well be called raccoon dogs because that's what they look like. So are they just as domesticated and loving as the canines we know?

An Anteater's Tongue Can Be 2 Feet Long! Plus 7 Other Peculiar Anteater Facts

The anteater has one of the strangest-looking noses in the animal kingdom, a truly fabulous hairdo and a tongue that reaches places never meant to see the light of day.

5 Addictive Animal Cams You're Gonna Love

Wondering what's going on in the animal world while you're all cooped up under quarantine? Check out these webcams and get a virtual glimpse into how the animals live.

The Tiny Fennec Fox Is All Ears

It may be the world's smallest fox, but its ears give it a huge hearing advantage.

Goofy-looking Emus Are Leggy, Flightless and Very Friendly

The female emu may lay the eggs, but the male emu does all the caretaking. And that's just one fascinating thing we learned.

Pangolins: The Gentle, Ant-eating Oddballs of Africa and Asia

They're weird-looking and mild-mannered, but Asian and African markets can't get enough illegal pangolin scales.

Raccoons Are Super Smart Urban Survivors

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.

Meet the Real Vampires of the Animal Kingdom

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.

How Humans Have Made a Mess of Mink

The wars between mink species and humans quietly rage worldwide.

Are Wolverines Dangerous?

These berserker weasels are the ultimate cold weather survivors — cagey, smart and omnivorous.

When Kinkajous Don't Play Nice

Kinkajous, or honey bears, are generally docile creatures, but they definitely don't mix well with humans.

Fisher Cats: Tough Guys of the Weasel World

Fisher cats aren't actually cats, but cat-sized members of the weasel family, and their favorite snack is — yikes — the porcupine.

How Did Weasels Get Such a Bad Rap?

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 Totally Not Llamas

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.

Honey Badgers Don't Care Because They're Ferocious

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.

Hedgehogs: Adorable, But Do They Make Good Pets?

Sure, hedgehogs are cute as heck, but do you think one really wants to live in your house?

Elephants Have a Special Alarm Sound: 'Humans! Run!'

Elephants make a specific sound to warn each other of nearby humans.

Battle of the Best Sonar: 'Team Dolphin' vs. 'Team Bat'

Before you declare which team you're on, we've got the breakdown on this auditory battle royal.

Scientists Figure Out Why Elephants' Skin Is So Cracked

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.

Zombie Gene Protects Elephants From Cancer

A strange evolutionary plot twist has been uncovered in the search for why elephants rarely get cancer.

Elephants Are Terrified of ... Honeybees?

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.

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