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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Greater Bilby

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.

Kit Fox

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

Fisher

In this comprehensive guide to mammals, learn about the Fisher, including it's habitat and diet.

Moose

Known as the largest member of the deer family, the moose can grow to stand as high as 10 feet tall. In this guide you'll learn more about the moose, including its diet, habitat and conservation status.

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.

Japanese Serow

Found in central and southern Japan, the Japanese Serow has been declared a national treasure by the Japan government.

Raccoon

The raccoon needs not introduction. From forest to city and wherever water is available, you might encounter a raccoon.

Raccoon Dog

First introduced in Europe, the raccoon dog lives primarily in deciduous forests and grows to be about 27 inches long.

Red Fox

In this guide to the Red Fox, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

Black-Tailed Prairie Dog

In this guide to the Black-Tailed Prairie Dog, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

Coyote

In this guide to the Coyote, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

Baird's Tapir

As with other tapirs, the short trunk of the Baird's tapir is composed of nose and upper lip. The tapir uses its trunk to pick up grasses, leaves is and fruit and carry them to the mouth.

Blotched Genet

About the size of a large house cat, this attractive carnivore is mainly nocturnal and solitary in its habits.

Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth

In this guide to the Brown-Throated Three-Toed Sloth, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

Spotted Cuscus

In this guide to the Spotted Cuscus, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

Vested Anteater

In this guide to the Vested Anteater, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

White-Handed Gibbon

In this guide to the White-Handed Gibbon, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

African Elephant

In this guide to the African Elephant, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

Nilgai

Known as the largest antelope native to India, the nilgai sports spiraled horns and its behavior of kneeling to fight reveal its kinship to other antelopes.

Rock Hyrax

In this guide to the Rock Hyrax, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

Arctic Fox

In this guide to the Arctic Fox, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

Arctic Hare

In this guide to the Arctic Hare, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.

How do armadillos roll into a ball?

Remember practicing the stop, drop and roll drill in school? If you were an armadillo, rolling up into a tight little ball would be second nature. But how do these armored creatures tuck every last square inch of themselves into a sphere? And why?

How does a hippo make its own sunscreen?

If you hate slathering on sunscreen, be happy you don't have to use the mucuslike variety that hippos rely on. Although hippos produce their own sunblock, they're out of luck with towels.


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