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)
Brazilian Free-tailed Bats Are Way Faster Than We Thought
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.
The Serval Stands Tall and Jumps Like A Champion
Are Dingoes Dangerous (and Did One Really Eat a Baby)?
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?
World's Largest Wolves by Weight: The Mighty and the At-Risk
The Pink Fairy Armadillo Is as Mystifying as Its Name
The Coatimundi Is Cute But Doesn't Make a Good Pet
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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.
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
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.