Panda mama picking up her newborn. Relative to their mothers, the newborn is one of the smallest mammal baby, at about 1/900 the size of an adult Panda. gfycat.com/infatuatedtaut…
TIL a retired American heart and lung surgeon has patented a scuba suit that would allow a human to breathe “liquid air”, like in the movie The Abyss. He has simulated 1000 foot dives with mammals and has decompressed them in less than half a second with no decompression sickness. independent.co.uk/news/sc…
Humans coexisted with three-tonne marsupials and lizards as long as cars in ancient Australia. The biggest of all the mammals was the three-tonne marsupial Diprotodon, and the deadliest was the pouched predator Thylacoleo. theconversation.com/human…
Safe from all small mammals tho
Unlike most other mammals, guinea pigs cannot synthesize their own vitamin C which can lead to scurvy. They obtain their vitamin C from food, such as fresh, raw fruits and vegetables.
TIL that in 1859, a guy released 24 rabbits for hunting into the wild in Australia, a country which had no native rabbit population then. By 1920, their population increased to 10 billion. This is the fastest spread ever recorded of any mammal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rab…
🔥 From @dgrieshnak 'spotted Malabar civet - a critically endangered mammal not seen since the 90's resurfaces during the lockdown.'
🔥 Vaquita porpoise. World's rarest marine mammal.
TIL that bears are considered by many wildlife biologists to be one of the most intelligent land animals of North America. They possess the largest and most convoluted brains relative to their size of any land mammal. In the animal kingdom, their intelligence compares with that of higher primates. pbs.org/wnet/nature/arcti…
An endangered mammal returns in light of the virus
TIL that free-ranging domestic cats are the top human-caused threat to wildlife in the United States, killing an estimated 1.3 to 3.7 billion birds and 6.3 to 22.3 billion mammals annually, according to a 2013 study en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat…
Does Neeko lay eggs, or get pregnant like a mammal?
I'm genuinely curious, she is not a normal Vastayan, do Vastayans even get pregnant when fornicating with humans? Looking at Xayah and Ahri here, but specifically also Neeko since she's a weird Lizard girl that people seemingly like. (including me)
Bats are the source of more dangerous viruses than any other mammal: Evolutionary tricks and fierce immune systems make them the perfect hosts. elifesciences.org/article…
Collective nous for mammals
Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows.
Semi-Aquatic, Egg-Laying Mammal of Action!
Discarded coronavirus face masks and gloves rising threat to ocean life, conservationists warn: The bright colours of latex gloves risk can be mistaken as food by seabirds, turtles and other marine mammals putting them at risk of severe injuries and death independent.co.uk/news/co…
Number of large mammal species without human impact
Have any viruses ever moved between vastly different organisms? For example: from Mammals to reptiles, fish to amphibians, plants to invertebrates etc
I guess bird flus moving into mammals are a good example of this kind of thing.
I wonder if there is evidence of these kind of jumps happening in other diseases throughout history.
Tufted ground squirrels have the largest known tail to body size ratio of any mammal, with their tail being 30% larger by volume than their body. Scientists have suggested that they may have evolved to distract predators or to prevent them getting a firm grasp when attacking.
Tarsiers have excellent eyesight. They have the largest eyes (relative to total body size) of all mammals.
In a paper from 2007, researches warned re-emergence of SARS-CoV like viruses: "the culture of eating exotic mammals in southern China, is a time bomb. The possibility of the re-emergence of SARS should not be ignored." cmr.asm.org/content/cmr/2…
The Dugong, or “Sea Cow”, is a herbivorous marine mammal that is the last representative of the once-diverse family Dugongidae. This social, seagrass feeding mammal can live for over 70 years in the wild. gfycat.com/mixedunfortuna…
A new study has determined that mammals have new lungs for every year. This comes as a surprise to many considering mammals have not had lungs in over 150 million years. The lungs have just been replaced over a few weeks. futurity.org/2019/01/scie…
Trump Administration Rejects Endangered Species Protection For Rare Mammal In Oregon
Anyone surprised by Trump's decision? He has an unmatched record to do more damage to the environment in US history. He jumps at any chance just like he reversed the ban on certain pesticides that kill honey bees. Now the Pacific Fisher, a marvelous little predator will go extinct as even the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife were against its listing, seen as bowing to the timber barons.
The three species of sonarid, a type of sapient marine mammal from my Cuvieria project, by Aternova
Koalas have a relatively smooth brain and it has the smallest brain to body proportion of all mammals. Because of this, it cannot adapt and perform unfamiliar behaviours such as eating plucked leaves off a flat surface instead of a tree.
Red Coats (2020) " In 2004, MPs voted to ban the hunting of mammals with dogs (the Hunting Act) in England and Wales. This act came into effect in 2005. Despite the ban fox hunting continues in the countryside over 10 years later. " youtube.com/watch?v=Xkh5O…
Velociraptor walking off with a small mammal
[WP] It's been 5 days since your favorite bipedal test subject stopped coming to visit. Though hard to read mammal emotions, you believe their behavior indicated stress, fear or sickness before their absence. They may be in danger. Your brains have reached a consensus: It's time to leave your tank.
What do you call a lonely, fat, mammal?
Quit looking at me like that, the answer is a lost whale.
Mammals aren't the only loving moms. This crocodile mom makes me say aww! So cute! Also, the babies are so little! Ahhhhh.
Bowhead whales are the only baleen whales native to Arctic waters, and their thick triangular skulls are designed to crack through ice. These whales are considered the longest living mammals and can live for 200+ years. Specific mutations in their DNA give these whales enhanced resistance to cancer.
The mammals that are killed en masse for our food have the same capacity for thought and emotion as the pets that we keep and love. The majority of people just pretend that they don't.
Not saying that some people aren't aware of this and are comfortable with it. But there are many living in denial of this when they are fully aware of the hypocrisy.
Fun Fact: Bats are the only mammals capable of true and sustained flight 🦇 They're actually even more manoeuvrable than birds. What about gliding possums and flying squirrels, you say? 🐿 Yes, they do glide in the air, but they cannot gain height and fly like bats do!
the Skull Belongs to a Paraceratherium bugtiense (Near Horned Beast), the largest land Mammal ever. reaching heights of 5 meters
An intriguing fossil of a mammal alongside a fish
Every mammal that lives in the water has a layer of fat. This is to prevent the leaching of body heat into the water, because water really sucks down body heat. Therefore, if mermaids did exist, they'd be fat.
Thanks for the award, u/Illingoscar.
Arthur’s journal inspired me to start my own compendium of the local wildlife I’ve seen on my quarantine walks, so here’s the first page completed! Wetlands mammals. I haven’t drawn/painted since childhood, so don’t be mean to me lol
Baby whale in Maui (this one above his mom) getting ready to migrate. Image: Marine Mammal Research Program at the University of Hawaii.
TIL about Humphrey the whale. Entered San Francisco Bay two times in 1985 and 1990. Both of his bay incursions resulted in rescue by the Marine Mammal Center, based in Marin County, California, assisted by the United States Coast Guard and hundreds of other volunteers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hum…
TIL of the Pen-tailed treeshrew which is the only mammal that daily imbibes alcohol. It consumes the equivalent of 10-12 glasses of wine a night with no sign of intoxication. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pen…
This big boi, called Paraceratherium, was the biggest land mammal to walk on Earth.
Animal evolution explains why social distancing is so difficult: New analysis of long-term studies on social mammals (including humans) finds that being social is one of the strongest factors determining morbidity and mortality. inverse.com/science/anima…
Number of large mammal species without human impact
TIL that South America was once inhabited by giant sloths (Megatherium). It weighed up to 4 tonnes (similar to a present day elephant) and on its hind legs it would have stood 3.5m (12ft), which make it the largest bipedal mammal of all time. It lived from ca 400'000 ago until ca 8'000 ago. nhm.ac.uk/discover/what-w…
This pangolin is probing an insect tunnel with its extremely long tongue, retrieving prey with the help of a very sticky saliva. Once this insectivorous mammal has finished its lunch, it will head back to its burrow to resume a largely solitary life. gfycat.com/gravedimicteri…
1 fish, 2 fish, red fish, blue marine mammal
It takes the average mammal 30 minutes to figure out how to open a sliding door.
Mermaids always have breasts, making them mammals. So their tails would likely be like a dolphin or manatee, not a fish.
How did stingers and venom evolve and why aren't they common in mammals?
He’s a semi aquatic, egg laying mammal of ACTION! IN A FEZ!
How do you show mammals there is water in this garden?
I have plenty of birds who frequent my yard. There are 3 birdbaths at different heights as well as bird food.
I recently realized that bunnies are enjoying the yard too as well as squirrels, the occasional possum, and who knows who else visits.
I recently added a low water "trough"/bowl for any mammals to reach and come get a drink. Especially now in the summer when temperatures will rise, I went these mammals to know that they can come here for a drink.
- Do I set the water out in the open?
- Do I set it under a tree where there's cover?
- Do you have any cute water bowls you could recommend? I'm only using a simple plastic dish right now as I haven't found anything nice yet
This long necked wierdo is called a gerenuk aka a giraffe gazelle and they have heavy butts for balance. Only the males have horns. They eat the lower part of trees beneath the giraffes and over the other plant eating mammals. They often weigh around 39 kilos (85.9 pounds)
TIL that dimetrodon was never a dinosaur, but was actually more closely related to mammals. Also that pop culture depictions of dimetrodon are super inaccurate. youtu.be/aK5IgMJxcAk
We humans brag about all kinds of shit but we never seem to flaunt the fact that we can grow the longest hair of all the mammals.
The Eocene insectivore Batodonoides was the smallest mammal of all time!
Male invasive mongooses have undergone significant changes in their sexual anatomy: testicle enlargement and shrinkage of anal pads. Rapid changes in mammal sexual traits are a rare finding and shed light on the role the environment and ecology are playing in the evolution of these traits. gizmodo.com/mongooses-sti…
Will reptiles and amphibians become more dominant in a hothouse world and will mammals do worse?
If the earth continues to warm up to where it becomes more tropical and wet, will reptiles and amphibians achieve megafauna status and compete better with mammals? I doubt that mammals will do badly (aside from all the mammals that are endangered) because mammals got their start in the Paleocene and Eocene which was quite warm and lush. Plus mammals with less hair and fur like elephants and hippos exist and they live in warmer climates.
Short-Beaked Echidna, from Australia, represent one of five species of egg-laying mammal. Spending much of their time burrowing underground hunting for grubs, they're unusually tolerant to high CO2 concentrations which, like in naked mole rats, may explain their particularly low incidence of cancer.
Can fish fart? If so, is it similiar to how mammals fart?
The title says it all, one time my friend got really high and he couldn't sleep because he couldn't find a definite answer to this question.
Why do Suckerfish appear as sharks? They are usually found attached to large fish and aquatic mammals, and feed off of their scraps, parasites and feces. Their dorsal plate forms a suction and they attach themselves for transport and food. You can see them under sharks in the museum.
The silver-backed chevrotain is a tiny deer-like creature about the size of a small rabbit native to southern Vietnam. Feared nearly extinct, it was photographed for the first time in over 25 years in 2018, making it the first mammal rediscovered under the Global Wildlife Conversation program.
This is probably how all mammals communicate with Finnick even when he's not pretending to be a baby
With seal pupping season just around the corner, the Marine Mammal Rescue Center is issuing an urgent call for help to be able to re-open. aquablog.ca/2020/06/urgen…
About 15% of cats in Wuhan infected with novel coronavirus, researchers say. The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus can enter the body of humans and other mammals, including monkeys, ferrets and cats. tass.com/world/1139957?a=…
Mummified mammal...what type of animal is this?
Pangolin best ant eating mammal
Baby humans are actually pathetic. Other mammals get born and walk about 5 minutes later. We just cry and soil ourselves.
TRASH MAMMAL!! (@3crunchy on Twitter)
TIL Deer antlers grow more like bone cancer cells than like regular cells. However, deer have one-fifth the cancer rate of other mammals. This could lead to new ways to fight cancer. sciencemag.org/news/2019/…
Good day, fleshy mammals!
Desmostylians such as this paleoparadoxia are the only extinct order of marine mammals
Portrait of Tetraceratops insignis, a small basal sphenacodontian synapsid (probably close to therapsids) from Early Permian North America. A distant relative to all of us mammals.
Domestic cats in Australia are killing an estimated 230m native birds, reptiles and mammals every year, according to new research funded by the government's program. Dr Legge, lead author author of the study: – if we want native wildlife in our towns and cities, keep pet cats contained. theguardian.com/environme…
He's a semi aquatic egg laying mammal of action
You discover reincarnation is possible but before you can become another human, you have to live as an animal. WYR live as fish, live as an amphibian, live as a reptile, live as a bird or live as a mammal?
Post exactly what animal and why if you'd like.
If humankind had wings, we would probably have wings like bats (mammals) instead of wings like birds. Which makes us resemble more like demons than angels.
We are mammals
My friend said his ex girlfriend had hair because of her PCOS. I told him women without PCOS have hair growth. He has only been with 2 women in his life so I’m sure he’s clueless about how much hair women can grow. It kind of upset me that some people think only women with hormone imbalances grow excess hair. That just makes PCOS sufferers feel like other women are smooth goddesses which isn’t healthy for our mentality.
A skull of Andrewsarchus, the largest terrestrial carnivorous mammal to ever live. It was 6 feet tall, 11 feet long, and weighed over a Ton.
My Collection Of Mammal Teeth 🤗
The short-beaked echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) has the largest prefrontal cortex relative to body-size of any mammal, taking up 50% of its volume compared to 29% for humans.
Scientists have discovered a "crazy beast" mammal which broke 'evolutionary rules' and lived alongside dinosaurs on Madagascar approximately 66 million years ago. The official name Adalatherium hui, literally translates to "crazy beast". news.sky.com/story/ancien…
Use Falcon 9 to launch rodent mammals on various starship trajectories (Near Rectilinear Halo Lunar, Trans Mars Injection, etc) to develop requirements for starship life support.
TIL that of all the mammal species on Earth, one quarter of them are bats. Bats are also the only mammals that can fly. habitatforbats.org/bat-fa…
Omnis of Reddit, if you found out that people are actually mammals, who in your life would you cage and eat first?
TIL Blue whales are the largest animals ever known to have lived on Earth. These magnificent marine mammals rule the oceans at up to 100 feet (30 meters) long and upwards of 200 tons (181 metric tons). Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. nationalgeographic.com/an…
If you could shrink yourself and ride on the back of any animal or mammal, which animal or mammal would you choose?
Roadkill impacts the Australian environment by wiping out more than four million mammals and six million birds, reptiles and other creatures a year. sydney.edu.au/news-opinio…
Since mermaids have breasts, they are mammals, so we can’t exclude the possibility that they do possess vaginas like how whales and dolphins also have vaginas and penises