mammal Archive

  • Elephant Shrew Facts   First of all, the Elephant Shrew tops many lists of remarkable small mammals. This status exists because they have several attributes normally associated with other animals. […]

    Elephant Shrew

    Elephant Shrew Facts   First of all, the Elephant Shrew tops many lists of remarkable small mammals. This status exists because they have several attributes normally associated with other animals. […]

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  • Lowland Streaked Tenrec Facts   The bizarre-looking Lowland Streaked Tenrec is an extraordinarily unique species of Tenrec. The species has developed several completely unique attributes. First of all, this is […]

    Lowland Streaked Tenrec

    Lowland Streaked Tenrec Facts   The bizarre-looking Lowland Streaked Tenrec is an extraordinarily unique species of Tenrec. The species has developed several completely unique attributes. First of all, this is […]

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  • The Ankole-Watusi is a VERY impressive looking breed of cattle! This (remarkable!) breed is a species of Sanga cattle. Just LOOK at those gargantuan horns! They are sometimes (and for understandable […]

    Ankole-Watusi

    The Ankole-Watusi is a VERY impressive looking breed of cattle! This (remarkable!) breed is a species of Sanga cattle. Just LOOK at those gargantuan horns! They are sometimes (and for understandable […]

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  •   The Asian Palm Civet is a small-sized member of the Viverridae family. This means that they are actually (though admittedly distantly) related to felines! Somewhat difficult to imagine, isn’t […]

    Asian Palm Civet

      The Asian Palm Civet is a small-sized member of the Viverridae family. This means that they are actually (though admittedly distantly) related to felines! Somewhat difficult to imagine, isn’t […]

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  •     The Gooty Sapphire Tarantula (what a name!) is a true “gem” among arachnids. Sadly, they are also rare, with the IUCN listing them as extremely threatened. The name […]

    Gooty Sapphire Tarantula

        The Gooty Sapphire Tarantula (what a name!) is a true “gem” among arachnids. Sadly, they are also rare, with the IUCN listing them as extremely threatened. The name […]

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  •   The Ili Pika is a mysterious, small species of mammal. This animal was accidentally discovered in 1983, and not seen again until 2014. Very little is known about this adorable […]

    Ili Pika

      The Ili Pika is a mysterious, small species of mammal. This animal was accidentally discovered in 1983, and not seen again until 2014. Very little is known about this adorable […]

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  •   Spider Tailed Viper is the common name for a species of reptile possessing one of the most remarkable evolutionary adaptations in the entire animal kingdom. The tail of this […]

    Spider Tailed Viper

      Spider Tailed Viper is the common name for a species of reptile possessing one of the most remarkable evolutionary adaptations in the entire animal kingdom. The tail of this […]

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  •   The Peach Palm is a species of palm endemic to portions of South America and Central America. This plant species serves as a vital food source for many animal […]

    Peach Palm

      The Peach Palm is a species of palm endemic to portions of South America and Central America. This plant species serves as a vital food source for many animal […]

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  •   The Volcano Rabbit is a small species of rabbit endemic to the mountains of Mexico. It is the second smallest known species of rabbit. Their name derives from the fact […]

    Volcano Rabbit

      The Volcano Rabbit is a small species of rabbit endemic to the mountains of Mexico. It is the second smallest known species of rabbit. Their name derives from the fact […]

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  •   The Saola is sometimes called the “Asian Unicorn.” This highly seclusive creature is one of the rarest mammals on earth. The Saola is a genetic cousin of the cow, antelope, […]

    Saola

      The Saola is sometimes called the “Asian Unicorn.” This highly seclusive creature is one of the rarest mammals on earth. The Saola is a genetic cousin of the cow, antelope, […]

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  •   The Meerkat is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. They are found throughout a wide range of the African continent.  The Meerkat is native to all parts of […]

    Meerkat

      The Meerkat is a small mammal belonging to the mongoose family. They are found throughout a wide range of the African continent.  The Meerkat is native to all parts of […]

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  •   The Spade Toothed Whale is the rarest and least known large mammal on earth. In fact, no member of this species has ever been seen alive! All photos in […]

    Spade Toothed Whale

      The Spade Toothed Whale is the rarest and least known large mammal on earth. In fact, no member of this species has ever been seen alive! All photos in […]

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  •   The Dugong  is a very large species of marine mammal. It is one of only four extant species of the order Sirenia. The Dugong is the only living representative of the  family Dugongidae.  The Dugong is also […]

    Dugong

      The Dugong  is a very large species of marine mammal. It is one of only four extant species of the order Sirenia. The Dugong is the only living representative of the  family Dugongidae.  The Dugong is also […]

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  • The cougar (Puma concolor) is a gorgeous large feline native to the Americas, and it is more closely related to smaller felines, including the domestic cat, than to any subspecies of lion. […]

    Cougar

    The cougar (Puma concolor) is a gorgeous large feline native to the Americas, and it is more closely related to smaller felines, including the domestic cat, than to any subspecies of lion. […]

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  •     The Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat is officially listed as the fifth rarest creature on earth! Bats are mammals of the family Chiroptera. This rare and tiny member of that […]

    Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat

        The Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat is officially listed as the fifth rarest creature on earth! Bats are mammals of the family Chiroptera. This rare and tiny member of that […]

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  •   The ocelot is a species of wildcat found throughout a range which includes Mexico, South America, Central America, and the islands of Trinidad and Margarita. On rare occasions it […]

    Ocelot

      The ocelot is a species of wildcat found throughout a range which includes Mexico, South America, Central America, and the islands of Trinidad and Margarita. On rare occasions it […]

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