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Mammals

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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 - Rhinoceros

For a Southern White Rhino, the wallow in the landscape is just as important as the food, water and shelter. The mud is used as sun screen, to keep the biting insects off and a beauty aid to remove dead skin.

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