who are the proboscidae?

January 16, 2017 mammal 0

Proboscis means pronounced nose. And brother do elephants have them!! We have only a few species now that belong in this order of mammals. The African elephant which is larger and has a pronounced saddle back. The Asian is slightly smaller with a rounded back. Can you believe that their […]

Narwhals pay for the legend of the Unicorn.

January 14, 2017 mammal 1

The Narwhals are whales, and so are classified within the Order Cetartiodactyla (even-toed) of mammals. The interesting thing they have is a tusk ( really a long canine) coming out from their mouth that looks exactly like the fabled Unicorn’s horn. Research videos have come out that they use this tusk […]

A clutch of cute Primates

January 14, 2017 mammal 0

I am always amazed at how primates with their tiny, quite helpless young, have managed to thrive in the hostile surroundings that they inhabit! Can you believe how tiny this little baby mouse lemur is? What about these pygmy Marmosets?  They are fully five inches long when adult. They live […]

Are Playtpus Mammals

January 7, 2017 mammal 0

Platypus are mammals indeed. They are very strange ones though. First of all, they lay eggs. No other group of mammals apart from the Echidnas do that. These are primitive mammals that also do not have teats. Secondly, they also feed their young milk which drips from hair near their mammary […]