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.


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.

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

As the climate changes, some pika populations may die out, but others will flourish. A new study examined what's likely to happen in eight U.S. National Parks.

The white winter coat of a snowshoe hare protects it in the winter, but evolution can't keep up with a rapidly changing climate and shortening snowfalls.

Creatures from pachyderms to bees are better than humans at detecting scents.

They say an elephant never forgets, but there's no need to put such unattainable expectations on the poor creature. After all, everyone forgets something at some point. Here's a better question: How much can an elephant remember?

Ah, the duckbill platypus: the creature so strange it's said to be cobbled together from a bin of spare animal parts. With its odd appearance -- and even odder abilities -- it's no surprise the creature was once dismissed as an elaborate hoax.

What do you know about the Bunny? Learn about the history of the Easter Bunny.

The greater bilby is also called the rabbit bandicoot, is a burrowing marsupial with a hopping gait similar to that of a rabbit. Although once distributed over most of southern Australia, populations are now sparse due to habitat loss, predation by exotic species, the fur trade is and ranching.

Nocturnal carnivores, kit foxes prey on rodents, rabbits, hares is and sometimes ground-nesting birds and reptiles.