Mammals

  • Caspian Tiger

    The Caspian tiger is an extinct subspecies of tiger that lived in wetlands and river basins throughout areas of the Middle East, Central Asia, and near the Caspian Sea—which gave the Caspian tiger its name. The Caspian tiger was also known as the Turanian tiger, the Hyrcanian tiger, and the…

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  • Bengal Tiger

    The Bengal Tiger, also known as the Royal Bengal Tiger or the Indian Tiger, is a part of the Panthera tigris subspecies. They are native to the Indian subcontinent and have lived there for an estimated 12,000–16,500 years. Bengal Tigers live in the mangrove swamps and dense forests of India,…

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  • Pangolin

    Pangolins just might be some of the planet’s oddest creatures. They resemble a reptile because they’re covered with scales. When threatened, they roll into a tight ball like a roly-poly bug. But these funny animals are neither reptiles nor insects. They’re mammals. Pangolins eat ants, termites, and larvae. They have…

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  • Microbat

    All bats are flying mammals, not birds. Bats have been divided into two groups, microbats, which are small and use echolocation to find prey, and megabats, which are usually larger. Most microbats eat insects; larger microbats sometimes eat lizards, snakes, and small birds. Only three species, living in Central and…

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  • Horseshoe Bat

    Horseshoe bats are small to medium-sized bats that live in many warm regions in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Most of them have smooth, long fur that can be brown, black or bright orange-red. Horseshoe bats get their name from their horseshoe-shaped nose leaf. This nose leaf helps…

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  • Fruit Bat

    Fruit bats, sometimes called flying foxes, are mammals that live in many warm parts of the world. They range from small bats, just 2 inches in length, to very large bats with a wingspan of 5 feet. While other bats are nocturnal, fruit bats can be seen during the day…

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  • Quokka

    The Quokka is a small marsupial that is natively found in parts of the south-west of Australia and on only two islands off the south-west coast. The Quokka is one of the smallest wallaby species in the world, and most distinctively differs from other wallabies with their short and barely-furred…

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  • Leopard

    The leopard is a medium-sized wildcat that is natively found in a variety of different habitats across sub-Saharan Africa and southern Asia. A member of the "Big Cat" family, the leopard is an agile and opportunistic hunter that has been able to exploit habitats unused by other large felines as…

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  • Arctic Wolf

    The Arctic Wolf, (Canis lupus arctos) also known as the White Wolf or Polar Wolf, is a subspecies of Grey Wolf native to Canada's Queen Elizabeth Islands, from Melville Island to Ellesmere Island. It is a medium-sized subspecies, distinguished from the northwestern wolf by its smaller size, its whiter coloration,…

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  • Jaguar

    The jaguar is the largest feline on the American continent and is the one of the world's 'big' cats to be found in the New World. Jaguars are closely related to leopards and have a number of similar characteristics including the distinctive spotted patterns on their fur. The jaguar is…

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