Mammals

Scientifically-speaking there are 11 mammal groups, and most Mammals are warm-blooded, have body hair, give live birth and nurse their young with milk from mammary glands. Check out these articles about all kinds of mammals.

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You're friends have told you that it's not hard to learn how to gallop on a horse. Read here to learn how to gallop on a horse.

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You'd like to trap the skunk in your backyard, without getting sprayed. Find out here how to trap a skunk without getting sprayed.

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Check out these adorable pictures of baby bears and see if you can handle the cuteness!

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Check out these adorable pictures of giant pandas and learn all there is to know about these amazing animals!

Most jackals have the same nuclear family as the one portrayed in "Leave it to Beaver" -- a father, a mother and the kids. So do Mama and Papa jackal call a babysitter when they want date night?

By Cristen Conger

We all know that the humps on a camel help it to survive in the harsh desert environment. What exactly is inside the hump of a camel? Does the hump store water? Find out the answer to these questions in this article from HowStuffWorks.

Humans have a peculiar knack for naming animals based on their doppelgangers instead of their biology. Sea horses aren't really horses is and koala bears aren't exactly bears. So what's the deal with mountain goats versus true goats?

By Cristen Conger

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Tasmanian devils are scrappy little marsupials with jaws as strong as tigers'. But a deadly form of cancer is threatening to annihilate the species. Can the devils be saved before it's too late?

By Alia Hoyt & Cristen Conger

A long, long time ago, lemurs lived all over the world. But something happened to kill them off — everywhere except in Madagascar. How did the island protect them from extinction?

By Sarah Winkler

Lions aren't known for their tendency to pass up a big, juicy steak. So if you're an African buffalo, how can you keep your hide intact?

By Tom Scheve

Ever heard that the grass is always greener on the other side? While we may think of it as a quaint proverb, wildebeests abide by it. In fact, their entire lives' purpose is dedicated to finding the greenest, freshest patch of grass.

By Cristen Conger

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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

Whether you're sleeping on a water bed or napping during a rainstorm, water has a calming effect. Walruses also make use of soothing waves, but why don't they drown when catching submerged shut-eye?

By Jennifer Horton

Those of us who wear glasses will just stew in our own astigmatic juices if we're called "four eyes." Nearsighted rhinos, however, use their pointy horns for payback.

By Jennifer Horton

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

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Porcupines know nothing of bad hair days. These walking pin cushions use their prickly "hairs" to impale any animal that may pose a threat to their well-being.

By Cristen Conger

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

Perhaps just as puzzling as the Rubik's Cube (though not as colorful), the purpose of wombat scat's geometrical shape seems mysterious. So what's the scoop on wombat poop?

By Cristen Conger

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

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If you've been sprayed by a skunk, you probably ended up in a bathtub filled with tomato juice. But is there any truth to this treatment, or should we debunk the skunk?

By Jennifer Horton

As issues like drought make headlines, the topic of water conservation has become critical. Perhaps we should look to the camel for guidance as this desert-dweller saves every last drop.

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

Storybook villains always seem to have warts. These unsightly growths may be indicators of wickedness in the fairy-tale world, but they're crucial features for some hogs living in the animal kingdom.

By Jennifer Horton

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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