“There are no wild animals until man makes them so.” - Mark Twain

Things to know about wildlife animals
  • Snow leopards have a very long tail that provides balance and agility. But they can also wrap it around themselves like a scarf for protection from the cold.

  • Meerkats have an altruistic behavior within their colony. Some of them watch as sentries the other members who dig or play. When a predator is spotted, the alert is given by a particular bark.

Classification of wild mammals


Terrestrial Mammals:

        • Tropical Rainforests: Monkeys, jaguars, tapirs, okapis, pangolins, etc.
        • Deserts: Fennecs, camels, kangaroos, kangaroo rats, etc.
        • Savannas and Grasslands: Lions, elephants, zebras, giraffes, cheetahs, etc.
        • Tundras: Arctic foxes, reindeer, polar bears, lemmings, etc.
        • Boreal and Temperate Forests: Wolves, deer, squirrels, lynx, badgers, etc.

Aquatic Mammals:

        • Oceans and Seas: Whales, dolphins, seals, porpoises, orcas, etc.
        • Rivers and Lakes: Beavers, otters, catfish, crocodiles, etc.
        • Estuaries and Mangroves: Manatees, saltwater crocodiles, dugongs, etc.

Aerial Mammals (Chiroptera - Bats):

        • Various Environments: Bats are found in various habitats including caves, forests, deserts, and urban areas.

Semi-Aquatic Mammals:

        • Marshes and Wetlands: Beavers, raccoons, minks, hippos, etc.
        • Beaches and Coasts: Sea lions, seals, sea otters, etc.

Mountain Mammals:

        • Mountains: Mountain goats, yaks, bighorn sheep, pikas, etc.

Nocturnal and Crepuscular Mammals:

        • Various Environments: Many mammals have nocturnal or crepuscular habits, such as certain felines, rodents, bats, etc.