What Types of Animals are Mammals? Mammal Facts for Kids

  • Mammals are one of the six classes of animals.
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  • The six classes of animals are: Birds, Fish, Amphibians, Invertebrates and Mammals.
  • There are around 5,000 different species of mammals.
  • There are three different types of mammal categories: Placental Mammals, Monotremes Mammals and Marsupials.
  • Placental mammals are mammals that give live birth to babies.  They do not lay eggs.  Humans are placental mammals.
  • Monotremes mammals are mammals that lay eggs.  A platypus is a type of monotremes mammal.
  • Marsupials are mammals that carry their babies in their pouch.  Koala bears are a type of marsupial.
  • Mammals are warm-blooded animals.
  • Warm-blooded means that you can make your own body heat and that your body temperature is the same in hot or cold weather.
  • All mammals produce milk for their babies to drink.giraffe
  • All mammals have lungs and need air to  breathe.
  • All mammals have hair or fur.
  • Mammals are vertebrates meaning they all have spines/backbones.
  • Five out of the six classes of animals are vertebrates and have spines/backbones.  Only invertebrates have no spines/backbones.
  • Mammals live in all types of habitats.
  • Some mammals like whales/dolphins live in oceans.
  • Other mammals like moles/goundhogs live underground.
  • Some mammals like polar bears live in cold climates.
  • Other mammals like camels live in hot climates.gor2
  • Some mammals fly and live in caves like bats.
  • Different types of mammals eat different types of food.
  • Mammals can be carnivores meaning they eat meat.  Tigers are carnivores.
  • Mammals can be herbivores meaning they eat plants. Giraffes are herbivores.
  • Some mammals can be are omnivores meaning they eat both meat and plants.  Humans are omnivores.
  • The largest mammal on earth is the blue whale.
  • A blue whale can grow to be 100ft long and weight 100-150 tons!
  • Blue whales live in all oceans on earth.
  • The smallest mammal on earth is the kitti’s hog-nosed bat also known as the bumble bee bat.
  • Kitti’s hog-nosed bats are only 1.2 inches long and can weigh less than a pound!
  • Kitti’s hog-nosed bats live in Thailand.

Here are some Types of Mammals: For more Animal Facts Click Here

Humans

Bat

Camel

Cheetah

Dogs

Dolphin

Elephant

Giraffe

Groundhog

Gorilla

Hippo

Red Panda

Red Panda

Horse

Koala Bear

Leopard

Lion

Pig

Pig on Leash

Pig

Platypus

Polar Bear

Red Panda

Rhino’s

Tiger

Whale