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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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.

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

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

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

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?

By Cristen Conger

A hippo doesn't need to lumber to the local drug store and buy sunscreen; it can make its own. And the method is pretty ingenious.

By Jennifer Horton

If your home has termites and the exterminator is booked, you might want to send in an anteater or aardvark. Though both these animals love insects, they're two totally different species.

By Cristen Conger

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Ever since word spread about the seven deadly sins, sloths have been getting a bad rap. These sluggish tree-dwellers conserve energy by stopping to smell (and eat) the roses.

By Cristen Conger

If Mother Nature has a sense of humor, surely the platypus is one of her punch lines. This mammal might look funny, but one of its offensive adaptations is no laughing matter.

By Cristen Conger

With their built-in masks and ability to snatch food, it seems raccoons were meant for a life of crime. But do these thieves wash away the evidence by rinsing food in water?

By Cristen Conger

Mammals are a ubiquitous and diverse class of animals. Learn all about mammals, including hippopotamuses, killer whales, sugar gliders and more, by viewing this mammal image gallery.

By Marie Bobel

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Elephants have amazing memories and are known to hold grudges for years against those who have wronged them. So, be careful who you're calling Dumbo.

By Cristen Conger