Animals > Mammals
Dogs, cats, horses, duckbill platypuses, kangaroos, dolphins and whales are all mammals. What do all these animals have in common? All of these animals drink milk when they are a baby and have hair on their body.
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Playtypuses, echidnas. Generally regarded as the most primitive mammals since they lay eggs (like reptiles) and do not give birth to formed young.
Includes kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, opossums, dunnarts, bandicoots, cuscuses
Some of the worlds most bizarre animals - anteaters, armadillos, sloths.
Includes lemrus, bushbabies, lorises, pottos, tarsiers, marmosets, tamarins, monkeys, apes, humans
Seven living species of mammal are included in the Pholidota, the pangolins or scaly anteaters.
Includes shrews, moles, golden moles, desmans, hedgehogs, moonrats, solenodons, tenrecs
Includes big and small cats, dogs, foxes, wolves, hyenas, bears, pandas, raccoons,weasels, stoats, badgers, skunks, otters,mongooses, civets.
Seals, sea lions, walruses
Also called flying lemurs.
Includes flying foxes (fruit bats), vampires, and all other bats. (there are many here at the Science Castle)
Includesrats and mice, dormice, gerbils, beavers, squirrels, porcupines, chinchillas, pacas, voles, hamsters,chipmunks.
includes rabbits, cottontails, jackrabbits, hares, pikas.
toothed whales, baleen, (whalebone) whales, dolphins, propoises.
Includes hippos, pigs, peccaries, camels, llamas, giraffes, deer, chevrotains, gazelles, antelopes, cattle, sheep, goats.
horses, asses, zebras, rhinos, tapirs.
bush hyraxes, tree hyraxes, rock hyraxes, dassies.
African and Indian elephants
tree shrews, tupais, and dendrogales or tree squirrels