What is a paw?
A paw is the bottom of a mammal’s foot. It is the soft hairless part of the foot.
There are five parts of the paw: (1) claws, (2) front pads (usually 4), (3) metacarpal pad (the large pad behind the front pads), (4) the dew claw, and (5) the carpal pad (like a heel). The dark-colooured pads act like cushions.
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What does the nose of a mammal look like?
A human is a mammal. A human’s nose has two nostrils, or nose holes, which enables air to enter the nose and lungs so that it can breathe. All mammals have noses with two nostrils.
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The Holland Lop Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus) is a mammal in the Leporidae family of domestic lop-eared rabbits. It is a sub-species of the European Rabbit. It is a leporid mammal, or a lagomorph.
The Holland Lop Rabbit is a hybrid of the French Lop Rabbit and the Netherland Dwarf Rabbit. It is small, light, and fluffly. It has a wide range of colours, but it is mainly white, light orange, grey, brown, or dark chocolate brown. It has a white underbelly.
It is famous for its lopped, almond-shaped ears that hang limply down the side of its face, instead of standing upwards. Its legs are short with claws on its feet. It has a short tail called a scut. It has black or brown eyes. It has incisors (front teeth) as well as cheek teeth.
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The Himalayan Brown Bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus) is a large mammal in the Ursidae family of brown bears. It is also known as the Himalayan Red Bear, the Isabelline Bear or the Dzu-Teh. It is an ursid.
The Himalayan Brown Bear has dense sandy-brown to reddish-brown fur. It has a round head, wide skull, small ears, small eyes, and a mouth with 42 sharp teeth. It also has large, powerful paws with ten long, sharp claws.
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The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is a rodent mammal in the Sciuridae family of squirrels.
The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog is tan-coloured with markings of dark fur. It has a brown tail with a dark tip. Its belly is lighter coloured. It has small ears. It has long claws used for digging.
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What is a group of rats called?
A group of rats is called a colony of rats, a pack of rats, a plague of rats, or a swarm of rats.
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The White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) is a large mammal in the Rhinocerotidae family of square-lipped rhinos.
The White Rhino has a wide, straight mouth.
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BBC Wildife magazine reported zero rhino deaths due to poaching in 2020, the “year of the COVID-19.”
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What is a group of porcupines called?
A group of porcupines is called a prickle of porcupines.
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How does a giraffe eat thorns?
A giraffe likes to eat the branches and leaves of the Acacia tree. The Acacia tree in Africa has thin, sharp thorns, which protect its small, oval-shaped leaves, called pinnate leaves.
To eat the Acacia leaves, a giraffe has to pick them amongst the thorns. How does the giraffe do this?
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The Wahlberg’s Epauletted Fruit Bat (Epomophorus wahlbergi) is a mammal in the Pteropodidae family of megabats.
The Wahlberg’s Epauletted Fruit Bat is brown to tawny coloured with white patches at the base of its ears. The male is darker than the female. The male has epaulettes (shoulder hair). It has large eyes. It has oval-shaped ears. Its lips are folded and expandable.
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The hippopotamus can lie submerged in freshwater rivers or lakes for up to 16 hours a day.
The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius) has its small ears, small eyes, and large nose at the top of its head and can submerge itself underwater, with only these parts of its body showing above the water.
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What is a group of bears called?
A group of bears is called a sloth of bears or a sleuth of bears.
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Do monkeys fall out of trees?
Monkeys are primate mammals with a tail. They use their long tail to help them grip branches of trees. Their tail also helps them to maintain balance when they are climbing. It is called a prehensile tail.
Monkeys also have wide hands and feet with sharp nails that also help them grip tree branches. To enable monkeys to swing among the treetops, they have long limbs.
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The Saiga Antelope (Saiga tatarica) is a critically endangered ungulate (hoofed) mammal.
In 2015, there was a bacterial disease that killed many Saiga Antelopes. The population decreased by 60% making it a critically endangered species.
It is native to Russia and Kazakhstan. In winter, it migrates south to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. It used to be native to a wider area across Eurasia. It prefers semi-deserts, steppes, and grasslands, and it does not like steep and mountainous regions.
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Research scientists have recently found that kangaroos in zoos and sanctuaries use body language to ask humans for help, much like horses and dogs do. The researchers think this suggests that wild animals can learn to engage in inter-species communication just by being around humans.
Previously, researchers thought that only domesticated animals had the ability to communicate with humans, said Alan McElligott at City University of Hong Kong.
Kangaroos in Australia have never been a domesticated animal. In Australia, there are about 50 million kangaroos that roam in groups, called mobs. But there are also thousands of kangaroos, and other marsupials such as wallabies and pademelons, that live in zoos, parks, and sanctuaries.
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The Southern Brown Bandicoot (Isodon obesulus) is a marsupial (pouched) mammal in the Peramelemorphia family of short-nosed bandicoots.
The Southern Brown Bandicoot has a rounded, stocky body with a short snout (nose) and short, rounded ears. It has short, coarse, brown to yellowish-brown fur with black flecks. Its underbelly and legs are creamy-white or yellowish-grey. It has a short, tapered tail that is brown above and white below. It has five pink toes on each foot, with short claws.
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The Bilby (Macrotis lagotis) is a marsupial (pouched) mammal in the Thylacomyidae family of pouched mice. It is also known as the Rabbit-Bandicoot or the Rabbit-Eared Bandicoot. It is related to the Bandicoot.
The Bilby has soft grey or blue-grey fur, with a white underbelly. It looks like a large mouse with a long, pointy nose, whiskers, long hairless rabbit-like ears, and a long tail. Its tail has a white tuft of hair at the tip. It has strong forelimbs (front legs) with large, pointed claws.
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What is a group of leopards called?
A group of leopards is called a leap of leopards.
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All creatures great and small, but which ones are the best of all?
Humans seem to love big animals. Research scientists have found that people think that larger animals are more charismatic than smaller ones, with some exceptions.
Scientist Emilio Berti, previously from the Aarhus University in Denmark, and his colleagues, compiled information from 9 existing datasets on animal charisma. Some datasets included information from volunteers about their attitude to particular species of birds and mammals. Other datasets included information on the number of Wikipedia page views seen by readers for particular species of animals, and the number of images of species posted to Twitter and the photo-sharing site Flickr.
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