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.


After losing part of her foot to a snare, the 6-month-old elephant named Clear Sky has to learn how to walk again.

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.

Zookeepers in Europe feed their elephants surplus holiday foliage, giving the animals a treat they both eat and play with.

Thanks to the humanlike pitch awareness of these adorable primates, researchers have more insight into how sound is processed in the brain.

Turns out the reboot of 'Planet of the Apes' got one thing right — it's the brains monkeys lack, not the anatomy.

One Finnish town is trying out an unconventional method for protecting their pets from protected wolves.

They're dirty, hairy, mangy-looking creatures — and they giggle and squirm when tickled, just like us.

Who doesn't love a farsighted ape wearing reading glasses?

It turns out that one of the world's most enchanting animals has even stronger superpowers than we previously knew. Surprise!

Yes, these nocturnal mammals can fly faster than our most beloved speedy birds. And they beat the record by a long shot.

Yep, these adorable Seussian misfits play a key role in the local environment.

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Jia Jia's age of 38 was comparable to a human living to more than 114 years old.

More than 180 countries signed a new agreement to combat trade of the pangolin—the most critically endangered animal you've never heard of. Will it be enough?

In research that showed intentional expressions of desire, horses have been added to the short list of animals that can use symbols to communicate with humans.

The most popular lady macaques show us why nitpicking pays off.

Can you tell one species of giraffe from the next? We've got some pics to help you out.

More than 30,000 African elephants are dying annually, according to estimates just released by the Great Elephant Census. Poaching is the main culprit.

Thanks to the work of conservationists, these rare California island foxes have been removed from endangered species list and marked totally recovered.

We do it. Chimps do it. A new study out of Japan investigates just how far back on the evolutionary ladder this totally adorable behavior goes.

Is it altruism? Revenge? Marine scientists aren't quite sure why humpbacks will sometimes save other animals from killer whales on the hunt.

The cuddly cubs were born in the same zoo that experienced disastrous flooding in 2015.

For some horses and ponies, Diet Coke can be a literal lifesaver.

Adolescent humans aren't the only creatures trying to get attention by doing their own thing.

Who's ready for operation iCow?

Hedgehog populations in Britain have dropped severely. Understanding how the animals have adapted to urban and rural spaces will help us help them.