Mammals are a group of warm-blooded vertebrates. They are characterized by mammary glands which in females produce milk for feeding their young, a region for their brain, fur or hair, and three middle ear bones. Their basic body type is quadruped, and most mammals use their four extremities for locomotion.
Below are some interesting facts about mammals.
Reproduction, Development and Parental care
Mammals usually give birth to their offspring. There are a few egg-laying mammals.
Reference the link below to find out about the differences in mating and reproduction.
Environment, Food and Senses
Mammals live in various different places all over the earth. They are of different sizes. There are mammals that live in trees, in the ground, even some that live in the water. Mammals are very versatile, which means they can adapt easily to almost any environment. To survive in these environments, mammals need to be aware of their surroundings. A way that they survive is by use of their senses.
Question 1: Explain what quadruped means. Are all mammals quadrupeds?
Question 2: Describe the mammalian diet.
Question 3: Describe parental care of offspring in mammals.
Question 4: Describe embryonic development.
Question 5: Describe the environments that mammals exist in.
Question 6: Describe the senses of mammals.