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What are Mammals?

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Megan Erickson

on 10 April 2014

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Transcript of What are Mammals?

Food
Photos
Interesting Facts
Characteristics of Mammals
*Hair or Fur
*Endothermic
(warm-blooded)
*Backbone
*Live birth
*Babies drink milk

*Mammals can be
Carnivores
,
Herbivores
, or
Omnivores
.

*Different mammals eat different kinds of food.

*Like ALL animals, mammals can only survive
if their habitat provides the food they need.
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*The
Elephant
is the LARGEST land mammal.
*The
Blue Whale
is the LARGEST marine mammal.

*The
Bumble Bee Bat
is the smallest land mammal.
*The
Sea Otter
is the smallest marine mammal.

*The FASTEST land mammal is the
Cheetah
.
*The FASTEST marine mammal is the
Orca
.

*The SLOWEST mammal is the
Three-Toed Sloth
.
*The ONLY flying mammal is the
bat
.
Gorillas are a lot like people! Take a look!
Defense
Because mammals are so
diverse
, they all have different ways of protecting themselves. From sharp teeth and claws, to powerful legs for running fast, each mammal has its own way to survive.
Habitats
Mammals can be found ALL over the world; however, MORE mammals live on
land
than in water.
Intelligent Apes
Shared a Photo
A bear is one kind of mammal.
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/gorilla_lowland_tools
What are Mammals?
Chimpanzees are a kind of ape.

Arctic Mammals:
*Arctic Foxes
*Polar Bears
*Whales
*Seals
*Walruses
*Snowshoe Hares
*Grey Wolves
*Moose

*Gorilla
*Orangutan
*Jaguar
*Sloth
*Monkeys
*Lemurs
*Various Bats
*Tapir

Rainforest Mammals:
*Camel
*Rock Squirrel
*Cactus Mouse
*Black-tailed Jackrabbit
*Mountain Lion
*Bobcat
*Pocket Gopher
Desert Mammals:
*Elephants *Gophers
*Giraffes * Foxes
*Zebras *Prairie Dogs
*Lions *Rabbits
*Buffalo
*Cheetahs
*Antelope

Grassland Mammals:
*Whales
*Orcas
*Dolphins
*Seals
*Manatee
*Sea Lions
*Walruses
Marine Mammals:
Carnivores (meat-eaters):
Can you think of others?
Herbivores (plant-eaters):
Can you think of others?
Omnivores (eat both):
Are there
more?
The Amazing Hyrax!
http://www.animalplanet.com/video-topics/wild-animals/amazing-mammals-videos
More Amazing Mammal Videos!
http://www.neok12.com/Mammals.htm
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