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Mammal Facts and List of Popular Mammals


Mammals are arguably the most diverse group within the animal kingdom. With more than 9000 species of birds and 800,000 species of insects; in contrast, mammals would be considered a small group with only about 4600 species.

Despite this, mammals show great diversity in size, shape, form and function and range they inhabit. Here you will find fascinating information on a range of mammals of all shapes and sizes.

Mammals are a class of vertebrate, air-breathing animals whose females are characterized by the possession of mammary glands while both males and females are characterized by hair and/or fur, three middle ear bones used in hearing, and a neocortex region in the brain.

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia

List of Popular Mammals

Aardvark
African Elephant
African Wild Dog
African Lion
Arabian (Dromedary) Camel
Arctic Fox
Arctic Hare
Armadillo
Asian Elephant
Asian Lion
Aye-Aye
Baboon
Bactrian Camel
Beaver
Beluga Whale
Bengal Tiger
Black Bear
Black-Footed Ferret
Black Rhinoceros
Blue Whale
Bobcat
Bottlenose Dolphin
Brown Bear
California Sea Lion
Caribou
Cheetah
Chimpanzee
Chipmunk
Clouded Leopard
Common Vampire Bat
Common Wombat
Cottontail Rabbit
Coyote
Dingo
Domestic Cat
Domestic Dog
Dugong
Elephant Seal
Elk
Fennec Fox
Fossa
Fur Seal
Gelada
Giant Anteater
Giant Panda
Giant River Otter
Gibbon
Giraffe
Golden Lion Tamarin
Eastern Gray Kangaroo
Gray Whale
Grizzly Bear
Groundhog
Harbor Porpoise
Harp Seal
Hawaiian Monk Seal
Hedgehog
Hippopotamus
Horse
Howler Monkey
Humpback Whale
Impala
Indian Rhinoceros
Jackrabbit
Jaguar
Killer Whale (Orca)
Kinkajou
Koala
Leopard
Leopard Seal
Little Red Flying Fox
Llama
Lynx
Manatee
Mandrill
Mongoose
Moose
Mountain Goat
Mountain Gorilla
Mountain Lion
Mouse Lemur
Musk-Ox
Mole Rat
Narwhal
North American River Otter
Nutria
Ocelot
Opossum
Orangutan
Ozark Big-Eared Bat
Platypus
Polar Bear
Porcupine
Prairie Dog
Proboscis Monkey
Pronghorn
Przewalski’s Horse
Raccoon
Red Fox
Red Kangaroo
Red Leaf Monkey
Red Panda
Red Uakari
Rhesus Monkey
Right Whale
Ringed Seal
Ring-Tailed Lemur
Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Sea Otter
Siberian Tiger
Sifaka
Skunk
Sloth Bear
Snow Leopard
Snowshoe Hare
Spectacled Bear
Sperm Whale
Spider Monkey
Spotted Hyena
Squirrel
Steller Sea Lion
Sumatran Rhinoceros
Sun Bear
Tapir
Tasmanian Devil
Thomson’s Gazelle
Three-Toed Sloth
Two-Toed Sloth
Wallaby
Walrus
Warthog
Water Buffalo
Weddell Seal
Western Lowland Gorilla
White Rhinoceros
White-Eared Kob
White-Tailed Deer
Wildebeest
Wolf
Wolverine
Zebra