Nearly 40% of mammal species are rodents, and they are found on every continent except Antarctica. Rodents include mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks and beavers, among others.
Leopard Seals Are Apex Predators of the Antarctic
With Fewer Than 10 Left, Can the Vaquita Be Saved?
Humpback Whales Have Made an Amazing Comeback From Extinction
Baby Bats Babble With Moms, Hinting at Human Language Development
Fruit Bats Are the Best Pollinators (and Suppliers of Tequila)
Socially Distancing When Ill Is Natural; Just Look at Vampire Bats
Alaska's Kodiak Bear Is One of the Planet's Biggest
What's the Difference Between a Brown Bear and a Black Bear?
How Polar Bears Work
Gray Wolves Will Get Federal Protection Again in Much of U.S.
GPS Could Help Tigers and Traffic Coexist in Asia
The Serval Stands Tall and Jumps Like A Champion
Dik-dik: The Tiny Antelope With the Embarrassing Name
Are Mules, Burros and Jackasses All Donkeys?
Tapir: The Ancient Fruitarian With the Tiny Trunk
What's It Like Inside a Kangaroo's Pouch?
Do Kangaroos Really Box?
The Smiley Quokka Is an Australian Super Survivor
The Tarsier Is One Weird Primate, and Yes, We're Related
Marmosets Are Tiny, Upper Canopy-dwelling Monkeys
Why Do Gorillas Beat Their Chests?
The Coatimundi Is Cute But Doesn't Make a Good Pet
Great Escapes! 5 Wild Animals Who Busted Out and Went on the Run
Chances Are You'll Never See a Pine Marten in the Wild
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Fall is in full swing and that means squirrels are busy hoarding nuts for winter. So how do they remember where they buried them? Research suggests they use mnemonic strategies.
By Jamie Allen
Deprived of oxygen, naked mole rats can alter their metabolic functions to something less mammalian and more plantlike, burning fructose instead of glucose.
It's like the movie "Groundhog Day" every April, but with hibernation, a smaller rodent and way more hormones.
Ring-tailed lemurs — perhaps the most iconic species on the tropical island of Madagascar — are in significant decline due to habitat loss, hunting and illegal capture.
They're dirty, hairy, mangy-looking creatures — and they giggle and squirm when tickled, just like us.
By Chris Opfer
Rising sea levels wiped out the entire population of a rodent species only found on remote Australian island Bramble Cay. Who's next?
The population-control strategy to rid the islands of the invasive species would use something called "gene driving" and GMO rodents.
By Chris Opfer
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have stumbled upon a previously unknown type of brain cell that tells mice when to stop eating. Could that work for humans?
Like other marmots is alpine marmots are social creatures found in groups of ten to fifteen. But the population of marmots is declining due to the spread of agriculture.
Also called packrat, the bushy-tailed woodrat has a habit of stealing shiny objects to add to its den of sticks, bones is and vegetation. In this guide, you'll learn all about the packrat including it's habitat is and conservation status.
Residing primarly in dry rocky areas, the Crested Porcupine can grow up to 35 inches long. It also possesses specialized rattle quills on its tail that it can agitate, making a startling whizzing sound that sometimes deters predators.
In this guide, you'll learn all about the North American Porcupine, including its habitat, diet and conservation status.
In this guide to the Black-Footed Ferret, you'll learn cool facts about its habitat, unique behaviors and it's converstation status.