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 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.
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.