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Mammals

If you're reading this, you are almost certainly a mammal. All humans are. That puts you in one of the most highly recognized of the classes in the animal kingdom.

Mammals range from tiny bats to massive whales. What can these very different animals have in common? Explore the different videos about class Mammalia.

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Common Ancestor of Placental Mammals Plucked from Obscurity

Common Ancestor of Placental Mammals Plucked from Obscurity

The death of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago made way for the age of mammals. Now scientists may have discovered the common ancestor of most mammal species, including humans. More...

Article
New York Times
Mammal Success

Mammal Success

A temperature of 50°C below zero (-58°F) is no problem for the arctic fox, thanks to its adaptations as a warm-blooded mammal. Learn why being warm-blooded is key in the animal kingdom. More...

Video
BBC
Marine Mammal Musicians

Marine Mammal Musicians

Old-time rock groups include "The Monkees" and "The Animals." Now dolphin vocals are backing up walrus instrumentals. But we're talking real dolphins and real walruses. More...

Video
Animal Planet
Name that Mammal Quiz

Name that Mammal Quiz

20 pictures of mammals. 4 minutes to identify them and type in their names. Oh, and spelling counts. Go! More...

Interactive
H Brothers Inc
Paw Preference in Pets

Paw Preference in Pets

Most humans have a dominant hand; they're "left-handed" or "right-handed." Is the same true for cats and dogs? Try this science project with your four-legged friends, but ask permission first. More...

Activity
Science Buddies
Platypus Facts and Pictures

Platypus Facts and Pictures

The platypus is a mammal with some very un-mammal-like characteristics. It looks more like a cross between a bird and an amphibian. Find out more about these strange creatures. More...

Interactive
National Geographic
Polar Bear Photo Gallery

Polar Bear Photo Gallery

They're the lords of the north. Polar bears are fascinating to watch...from a distance. Here you can even get an up-close look at their cubs. More...

Images
National Geographic
Why No Giant Mammals?

Why No Giant Mammals?

Ever wonder why there are no mammals the size of a T. rex or a triceratops? Think about it. Then watch this video for an interesting explanation. More...

Video
SciShow

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