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Which Mammals Are Monogamous?

Humans are one of the only mammals that stay together through long periods, sometimes whole lifetimes. I wanted to examine which other mammals practice monogamy and how it benefits them. There are only 3-5% of all species of mammals that are monogamous. These include the gray wolf, some species of bats, foxes, beavers, and prairie …

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Ten Mammals That Are Omnivores

Omnivores are animals that feed on both plant and animal matter. Omnivores have adapted to derive nutrients and energy from plant and animal food sources. They can digest proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and fiber. Some omnivorous mammals can incorporate fungi, algae, and bacteria into their diet. If you want to know about plant-eating herbivores, I have …

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Ten Mammals That Are Herbivores

Herbivores are animals that derive energy and nutrients solely from plant material. The main components of a herbivore diet come from foliage or marine algae. These animals are well adapted to plants’ diets and tend to have evolved specialized mouths for grasping and grinding food. Herbivores live on both lands and in water. Mammals in …

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What Are The Differences Between Mammals And Birds?

It is relatively easy to tell the difference between a bird and a mammal at a glance, but there are some differences between them that you may not know. Birds differ from mammals because they have feathers, a lighter bone structure, how they feed, and their respiratory, circulatory, and digestive systems. Please read on to …

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What Are The Differences Between Mammals And Insects?

It is not hard to differentiate between an insect and a mammal. I wanted to find out the main differences between them. Insects are invertebrates with an exoskeleton, whereas mammals are vertebrates with a backbone. Mammals give birth to live young, whereas the life cycle of an insect is very different. Insects are excellent pollinators …

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How Do Mammals Stay Warm?

Mammals have adapted to live in various habitats, temperatures, and environments. Although mammals all share the same characteristics, I wanted to look into how they survive in these different conditions. Mammals are endothermic and can regulate the temperature inside their bodies. Mammals regulate their temperature using oxygen and blood circulation by turning food into energy. …

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Ten Mammals That Are Carnivores

Carnivorous mammals are animals that exclusively eat meat. Such animals are well adapted to feeding on flesh. They derive nutrients and energy from a diet consisting of animal tissue through predation or scavenging. There exist two types of carnivores; obligate and facultative carnivores.  Obligate carnivores can also be referred to as true carnivores. They have …

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Which Mammals Hibernate?

Many mammals in North America hibernate during the winter months.  In this article, we get to look at a few of these. Although amphibians, reptiles, and even some insects are known to hibernate during the cold season, hibernation is generally linked to mammals. Mammals are endothermic, and this means that they generate internal body heat. …

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What Are The Differences Between Mammals And Amphibians?

As mammals and amphibians are both animals and part of the kingdom Animalia, they have similarities. There are also many differences between the two. Mammals give birth to live young, whereas amphibians’ delivery occurs externally. Mammals are warm-blooded, while amphibians are cold-blooded. Mammals can live in all habitats and have muted colors, unlike amphibians. Some …

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Why Do Animals Like Being Stroked?

Stroking, touching, and cuddling is an acts many animals enjoy. I know dogs like being caressed, so I chose to write this article to explain why animals like touching. Being stroked activates neurons in the hair follicles that send a pleasurable feeling to the brain.  Cats like to be petted as this leaves their scent, …

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