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Mammals are the highest class of vertebrates and the female has mammary glands which secrete milk for the nourishment of young after birth. Mammals are warm-blooded and the majority of their body is covered with hair. Mammals give birth to live young (except the platypus and echidna, who lay eggs). They also have three middle ear bones.

Most mammals live solely on land, but there are several groups that have specifically evolved to exist solely in aquatic environments (dolphins and whales) one of which is the largest of all animals. Only one group has mastered the art of true flight (bats) although several have developed the ability to glide through tree tops.


Our Amazing Mammals

Binturong Camels Cheetahs Dingoes Echidnas Foxes Giraffe Goats Kangaroos Koalas Lemurs Otters Possums and Gliders Red Panda Rhinoceros Tasmanian Devils Tigers Wombats Zebra


ANIMAL FACTS - Camels

Camels generally do not go around spitting at people for no reason. If they do spit, it is usually as a form of defense. If a camel is extremely angry, threatened, annoyed or agitated then yes, it may spit; However it is not saliva that a camel will spit at you. It is, in essence, projectile vomit. The camel has three stomachs and is a cud-chewer, similar to the cow. If a camel spits, it is actually spitting its cud, or stomach contents, at you. Now while that is pretty gross, our camel has never spat, so you’re pretty safe around it!

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