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Life Science: Mammals

From the smallest microbe to the largest mammal, Life Science explores the origins, evolution and expansion of life in all its forms. Explore a wide range of topics from animal profiles to genetics and human Biology

Primates

Bears

Bears are part of the Mammalia Class and are within the order Carnivora. There are only 8 living species of bear and each has stocky legs a long snout, thick shaggy hair and five non-retractile claws.

Big Cats

Big cats like lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars and cheetahs all have the distinguishing characteristic of being able to roar. Read our articles and watch videos and slideshow galleries of big cats.

Marsupials

Marsupials are mammals that commonly bear a pouch such as Kangaroos and Koala Bears. Two thirds of marsupial species are found in Australia.

Subject Guide

Insectivores

Insectivores are carnivorous mammals that survive by eating almost nothing but small insects. Insectivores include bats, frogs, lizards and anteaters.

Rodents

Nearly 40% of mammal species are rodents, and they are found on every continent except Antarctica. Rodents include mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks and beavers, among others.