orangutanMammals belong to the class mammalia. Within this class there are three subclasses monotremes, marsupials and placental mammals. Mammals are vertebrates, which means that they have a backbone. There are more than 4000 species of mammals.

Mammals are endothermic which means that they are warm-blooded and able to maintain their own body temperature. Their body temperature remains the same all the time even though the temperature of their environment might change.

Being able to maintain their body temperature and having hair of different thicknesses for protection means mammals can live in almost every habitat on earth. All mammals have at least some hair on their bodies at some point in their lives, even baby whales and dolphins are born with a moustache.

Female mammals are able to produce milk for their young.

They produce the milk from glands called mammary glands which are modified sweat glands. The name ‘mammals’ comes from these glands.

Mammals give birth to live young apart from all species in the class monotremes who lay eggs.

They are able to move around using their limbs.

Mammals have a larger and more well developed brain than other animals. Some mammals such as humans, chimpanzees and dolphins are very intelligent.

The lower jaw in a mammal is a single bone on either side, in other vertebrates there is more than one bone on each side.

The middle ear of a mammal has three bones the stapes (stirrup), incus (anvil) and the malleus (hammer).

Mammals have a diaphragm which is a sheet of muscle and tendon that splits the body cavity into two sections.

Monotremes

PlatypusThere are only three species of mammals that are monotremes, the platypus and two species of echidnas. These types of mammals produce milk and have hair but they lay eggs. Their eggs are similar to reptile eggs which are leathery and they hatch young who are not well developed. They produce milk for the young which comes from pores in the skin not from a nipple. They young are carried by clinging to the fur on their mothers stomach.

Marsupials

KangarooMarsupials have young which grow in the mothers body and are born live. They are undeveloped but they climb up their mothers fur to a pouch and live there. They will latch onto a nipple inside the pouch and nurse just about constantly until they have grown enough to survive outside of the pouch.

Placental mammals

LionsThis group accounts for most of the mammals and their young develop inside the mother while being attached to a placenta. Due to the placenta they are able to get the oxygen and nutrients that they need to develop to an advanced stage before they are born.

African Lion

African Lion

Scientific Name - Panthera leo Conservation Status - Vulnerable Appearance The African lion is the world’s second largest cat species. Males of the species are easily distinguishable due to the large mane which goes around his face. This m...
African Wild Dog

African Wild Dog

Scientific Name : Lycaon pictus Conservation Status: Endangered Appearance The African Wild Dog has a coat pattern of irregular brown, white and yellow patches which is unique to each dog. The coat can range from smooth and short to long and...
Agile Wallaby

Agile Wallaby

Scientific Name - Macropus agilis Conservation Status -Lower Concern Appearance The body of the agile wallaby is 80cm wrong with the tail adding another 77cms on to them. They weigh in the region of 15kgs for females and 27kgs for males. They...
American Beaver

American Beaver

Scientific Name -Castor canadensis Conservation Status - Least Concern Appearance The American Beaver is most noticeable due to the large, flat, paddle like tail. This feels like it scaly and is a fat storage mechanism. Their fur is long and...
American Bison

American Bison

Scientific Name Bison bison Conservation Status Near threatened Appearance American bison have a bulky body covered in long dark brown fur throughout the winter and lighter weight brown coats in the summer. Some animals have been found with...
American Black Bear

American Black Bear

Scientific Name - Ursus americanus Conservation Status - Least Concern Appearance Contrary to their name the American black bear is not always black. They can have a coat which is black, brown, cinnamon or blond. Some albino bears have also...
Amur Leopard

Amur Leopard

Scientific Name Panthera pardus orientalis                     Conservation Status Critically Endangered Appearance To deal with the cold climate in which they live the Amur Leopard has a thick coat of pale, cream coloured fur. It varies wit...
Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox

Scientific Name - Vulpes lagopus Note on the scientific name: A recent change occurred that changed their scientific name from “alopex lagopus” to “vulpes lagopus.” This change was supported by DNA evidence. Conservation Status - Least Concern...
Asian golden cat

Asian golden cat

Scientific Name - Catopuma temminckii Conservation Status - Near threatened Appearance The name golden cat is not entirely true as they can have different coloured coats including red, golden-brown, dark brown, pale cinnamon, grey and black....
Aye Aye

Aye Aye

Scientific Name - Daubentonia madagascariensis Conservation Status - Endangered Appearance They aye aye has a coarse brown or black coat with white guard hairs throughout this. This allows them to blend into the forest. They have a pale face...
Banteng

Banteng

Scientific Name Bos javanicus Conservation Status Endangered Appearance Males and females are easily identifiable. Males are coloured black in the Burma and Java subspecies while they are a chocolate brown in the Bornean subspecies. Females...
Barbary sheep

Barbary sheep

Scientific name : Ammotragus lervia Conservation status : Vulnerable Appearance The Barbary sheep has a light reddish brown short, bristly outer coat that blends in well with the sandy rocks of the desert mountains, and darkens as the animal...
Binturong

Binturong

Scientific name : Arctictis binturong Conservation status : Vulnerable Appearance The binturong is sometimes given the name "bear cat" because it has a face that looks like a cat and a body like a bear with long shaggy black hair, however they...
Black backed jackal

Black backed jackal

Scientific Name - Canis mesomelas Conservation Status - Least concern Appearance The black backed jackal has a reddish-brown coat. The flanks and legs are redder than the rest of the body. Their underpants are white. Throughout the coat are...
Black footed ferret

Black footed ferret

Scientific Name Mustela nigripes            Conservation Status Endangered Appearance The underside and the edges of the face of the black-footed ferret is covered with a browny-white fur. Their back and the top of their head are colou...
Black rhino

Black rhino

Scientific Name -              Diceros bicornis Conservation Status -     One subspecies the Western black rhinoceros is extinct while all other subspecies are critically endangered. Appearance Black rhinos actually have light grey coloured ...
Black Tailed Prairie Dog

Black Tailed Prairie Dog

Scientific Name Cynomys ludovicianus Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance Black tailed prairie dogs are coloured tan on the back with a lighter coloured belly. Two moults are undertaken each year which change the colour of the hair...
Bobcat

Bobcat

Scientific Name - Lynx rufus Conservation Status - Least Concern Appearance The bobcat is a medium sized cat. They are named for their tail which is short and bobbed. This measures about 15cm long and has a black tip. The ears are tipped with...
Brush Tailed Bettong (Woylie)

Brush Tailed Bettong (Woylie)

Scientific Name Bettongia penicillata  Conservation Status Critically Endangered Appearance The dense, long fur covering the body of a brush tailed bettong is grey brown on its back. On the underside, their fur is lighter. Their hind feet ...
California sea lion

California sea lion

Scientific Name -              Zalophus californianus Conservation Status -     Least Concern Appearance Male California sea lions are a chocolate brown in colour while females are a golden brown colour. After the moult females may appear to ...
Camel

Camel

Scientific name : Camelus bactrianus ( bactrian) dromedarius (dromedary) Conservation status : Wild Bactrian camel is at critical risk Appearance Camels are a tall animal with ong legs and a coat that varies in colour from white to camel and many...
Cape Porcupine

Cape Porcupine

Scientific Name Hystrix africaeaustralis Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance Cape porcupines are one of the world’s largest porcupine species. From the head to the base of the tail cape porcupines measure between 63 and 81cm (25 a...
Capybara

Capybara

Scientific Name - Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Conservation Status -Lower Risk Appearance          The Capybara has a round barrel like body covered in fur colours ranging from a reddy brown to greys and some small amounts of black on the face...
Caracal

Caracal

Scientific Name -              Caracal caracal Conservation Status -     Least Concern Appearance Caracals are most noticeable due to their ear tassels. These are long black tufts of hair on the top of the ears. Debate is ongoing about their fu...
Chimpanzee

Chimpanzee

Scientific name : Pan troglodytes Conservation status : Endangered Appearance Chimpanzees have a stout body with long arms, shorter legs and they have no tail. They have long hair that varies in colour from light brown to a deep black on their b...
Clouded Leopard

Clouded Leopard

Scientific Name -              Neofelis nebulosa Conservation Status -     Vulnerable Appearance The clouded leopard is notable due to the dark cloud like patterns on its yellow or grey coat. The top of the head and the legs feature large numbers ...
Collared Peccary

Collared Peccary

Scientific Name Pecari tajacu                              Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance Collared peccary’s are covered in coarse grey to black coat. Running around the shoulders and under the neck is a whitish to yellow c...
Coquerel's Sifaka

Coquerel's Sifaka

Scientific Name Propithecus coquereli Conservation Status Endangered Appearance Coquerel’s sifaka is predominantly white. They have chestnut brown patches across the arms and sides. Their bare skin is black and this can be seen on the ears, p...
Cotton top tamarin

Cotton top tamarin

Scientific Name Saguinus oedipus     Conservation Status Critically endangered Appearance Cotton top tamarins are easily recognizable due to the mane of white hair around their head which comes to a Mohawk just above theie eyes. On the res...
Dhole

Dhole

Scientific Name -Cuon Alpinus Conservation Status -Endangered Appearance The dhole is most commonly red with a pale underside and white feet. The tip of their tail is black. In some areas dholes have adapted to their habitat becoming a sandy...
Dingo

Dingo

Scientific Name - Canis lupus dingo Conservation Status - Vulnerable Appearance Dingos are similar in shape to domestic dogs though they are not a dog subspecies. They are more closely related to wolves. This species is normally depicted...
Dugong

Dugong

Scientific Name - Dugong dugon Conservation Status - Vulnerable Appearance The dugong has a long cylindrical body. At the head end the body is rounded and at the tail end it tapers down to a flipper. The body is grey in colour with a sparse...
Dusky Langur

Dusky Langur

Scientific Name             Trachypithecus obscurus               Conservation Status    Near threatened Appearance Another name for the dusky langur is the spectacled langur. This comes from circles of white fur around their eyes. The re...
Eland

Eland

Scientific Name Taurotragus oryx               Conservation Status    Least Concern Appearance The common eland is the world’s second largest antelope species. Their coat is an orangey-brown but becomes more grey in males as they age. Apa...
Elephant

Elephant

Scientific name : Loxodonta africana (African) Elephas maximus (Asian) Conservation status : Threatened Appearance There are two different species of elephants left in the world, the African and the Asian elephant. Elephants have two very distinctive ...
European Pine Marten

European Pine Marten

Scientific Name Martes martes               Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance The European pine marten is covered with a coat of dark brown fur. This is thick over winter and thins out over the summer. Over winter the pads of ...
Fat Tailed Dunnart

Fat Tailed Dunnart

Scientific Name Sminthopsis crassicaudata Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance Fat tailed dunnarts have a light fawn coloured back with white fur on the underside which extends up to the nose. The feet and the insides of the ears are...
Fennec Fox

Fennec Fox

Scientific Name - Vulpes Zerda Conservation Status - Least Concern Appearance The fennec fox is the world’s smallest fox species. They measure between 24 and 41 cm (9-16 in). They stand 20.3cm (8in) tall. The tail makes up 18-31cm (7-12in) o...
Fishing cat

Fishing cat

Scientific Name -              Prionailurus viverrinus Conservation Status -     Endangered Appearance Fishing cats have an olive grey coat. From the top of the eyes to the base of the neck are 6-8 black stripes. Running in lines along the back...
Fossa

Fossa

Scientific Name - Cryptoprocta ferox Conservation Status - Vulnerable Appearance The fossa’s body measures between 70 to 80cm long (27 to 31 inches), from the head to the base of the tail. The tail is half of the fossa’s body length at 65 ...
Gerenuk

Gerenuk

Scientific Name - Litocranius walleri walleri Conservation Status - Near threatened Appearance The gerenuk is easily noticeable by its long neck and legs. They have a light brown or tawny coloured fur. On the underbelly the gerenuk is white....
Giant Anteater

Giant Anteater

Scientific Name - Myrmecophaga tridactyla Conservation Status - Vulnerable Appearance The giant anteater is the largest of the anteater species (the others being the silky anteater and the tamandua). They measure between 40 and 48 inches (100...
Giant otter

Giant otter

Scientific Name - Pteronura brasiliensis Conservation Status - Endangered Appearance It’s all the name for this species. The giant otter is the longest of the otter species but shares a similar weight with the sea otter. Male giant otters c...
Giant Panda

Giant Panda

Scientific Name - Ailuropoda melanoleuca Conservation Status -Endangered Appearance The giant panda is coloured black and white. Across the majority of their body is white fur. On the limbs, across the shoulders, the ears and in a circle around...
Giraffe

Giraffe

Scientific Name:               Giraffa Camelopardalis Conservation Status:      Least Concern Appearance The coat of the giraffe can vary from light tan to nearly black. The differences in colour happen because of what the giraffes eat and...
Golden Lion Tamarin

Golden Lion Tamarin

Scientific Name Leontopithecus rosalia Conservation Status Endangered Appearance The body of the golden lion tamarin is covered in golden fur. Their face features bare skin which is black. This is framed by a mane of longer golden hairs.  The ...
Greater Kudu

Greater Kudu

Appearance The greater kudu is a large antelope. The male kudu stands about 160cm tall at the shoulder. They can anywhere in the region of 190-270kg (420-600lb) The males are the only ones with horns. These can add 120cm (47in) of height to the...
Himalayan Tahr

Himalayan Tahr

 Scientific Name -Hemitragus jemlahicus Conservation Status - Near threatened Appearance The Himalayan tahr is a relative of the goat. It measures 65-100cm high not including the horns. Their body length is 90 to 140cm. The weight of the average ...
Hoffmann's two toed sloth

Hoffmann's two toed sloth

S cientific Name Choloepus hoffmanni                 Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance Hoffmann’s two toed sloths have a coat of long, coarse fur which can range from a dark brown to pale yellow in colour with the face being l...
Honey Badger (Ratel)

Honey Badger (Ratel)

Scientific Name Mellivora capensis                     Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance Honey badgers are coloured black on the underside and the tail. The crown of their head and in a band along the back is coloured silver...
Impala

Impala

Learn more about the impala at the Animal Facts. Here you can discover their diet, appearance, habitat, lifespan, breeding and behaviour.
Indian Rhinoceros

Indian Rhinoceros

Scientific Name Rhinoceros unicornis Conservation Status Vulnerable Appearance Indian rhinoceroses have only one horn on their head. This is black and composed of keratin similar to a human fingernail. It curves back towards the head slightly....
Jaguar

Jaguar

Scientific Name - Panthera onca Conservation Status - Near threatened Appearance The jaguar is a relatively large cat measuring 1.1-1.9m (43in-75in). The jaguar is 63cm to 76cm in height. They are heavier and stockier than their cousins the...
Kinkajou

Kinkajou

Scientific Name Potos flavus Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance The kinkajou has dense, woolly fur which is coloured a golden brown with some animals displaying a grey-brown or dark brown coat.  The dense fur protects them against t...
Klipspringer

Klipspringer

Scientific Name Oreotragus oreotragus Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance Klipspringers have a coat made up of coarse hairs which can sometimes damage their teeth. They can range in colour from yellow-brown to grey or ochre. The underside...
Koala

Koala

Scientific name : Phascolarctos cinereus Conservation status : Least concern Appearance The koalas shape is similar to the wombat which is its closest living relative, but the koala has longer limbs. They have soft wool-like grey fur with...
Leopard Seal

Leopard Seal

Scientific Name -              Hydrurga leptonyx Conservation Status -     Least Concern Appearance As the world’s second largest species of seal the leopard seal is capable of reaching sizes between 2.4 and 3.5m (8.4 and 11.7ft). Females are larg...
Malayan Tapir

Malayan Tapir

Scientific name : Tapirus indicus                                             Conservation status : Endangered Appearance The Malayan tapir has a very distinctive coat pattern with the front part of the body until just after the front legs be...
Mandrill

Mandrill

Scientific Name - Mandrillus Sphinx Conservation Status - Vulnerable Appearance The mandrill is the world’s largest species of monkey. They are easily recognisable due to the bright colouring of the male. These primates have the largest sexual d...
Maned Wolf

Maned Wolf

Scientific Name Chrysocyon brachyurus Conservation Status Near threatened Appearance Often described as a ‘fox on stilts’ the maned wolf is instantly recognisable for the long legs which are believed to be an adaptation allowing them to eas...
Mara

Mara

So
Matschies tree kangaroo

Matschies tree kangaroo

Scientific Name - Dendrolagus matschiei Conservation Status - Endangered Appearance The matschies tree kangaroo weighs an average of 7.5kg for females and 6kg for males. They have a body which measures 66cm for males and 63cm for females....
Meerkat

Meerkat

Scientific Name - Suricata suritcatta Conservation Status - Least concern Appearance The meerkat is a member of the mongoose family. They have a small round body measuring about 42-60cms. Of this 17-25cms is the tail which is long and small....
Mountain lion-Cougar

Mountain lion-Cougar

Scientific Name - Puma concolor Conservation Status - Least concern Appearance Cougars are the largest member of the small cat female. The females weigh 34 to 48kg (75 to 105 pounds). Males are much larger at 53 to 72kg (116 to 158 pounds)....
Naked mole rat

Naked mole rat

Scientific Name Heterocephalus glaber                           Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance As their name describes the naked mole rat lacks any fur on their body but they do have hairs between their toes and they have...
Northern White Cheeked Gibbon

Northern White Cheeked Gibbon

Scientific Name - Nomascus leucogenys Conservation Status - Critically endangered Appearance Northern white cheeked gibbons show a high level of sexual dimorphism. The female is a reddy-tan colour with a black stripe along the centre of the...
Ocelot

Ocelot

Scientific Name - Leopardus pardalis Conservation Status - Least Concern Appearance Ocelots have a golden cat with a white belly. The coat of the ocelot is marked with black rosettes. Occasionally these spots will join together and form curves...
Okapi

Okapi

Scientific Name - Okapi Johnstoni Conservation Status - Endangered Appearance The okapi resembles a giraffe with a short neck. The okapi has a dark red back. On their legs are distinctive white bands. These make the okapi look like a zebra...
Orangutan

Orangutan

Scientific Name : Pongo pygmaeus (Bornean) Pongo abelii (Sumatran) Status:  Both sub-species are endangered Appearance Orangutans are covered in long red-brown hair that looks like it is in dreadlocks. They have a large body, thick neck, very ...
Oriental Small Clawed Otter

Oriental Small Clawed Otter

Scientific Name -Aonyx Cinerea Conservation Status -Vulnerable Appearance The Oriental small clawed otter is the smallest of the 13 otter species. They generally only weigh between 2.5 and 3kg. They only measure up to 100cm of which a third...
Otter

Otter

Scientific name : Family Mustelidae Appearance Otters have very sleek and streamlined bodies which are good for diving and swimming as they spend most of their time in the water. They also have long quite flat tails that move sideways to help them...
Patas monkey

Patas monkey

Scientific Name Erythocebus patas          Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance Due to their long legs the patas monkey has a lanky appearance. Adults have a reddish-brown crown which may become gray in adults. The back and fla...
Platypus

Platypus

Scientific Name - Ornithorhynchus anatinus Conservation Status - Least concern Appearance Platypi are also commonly called duck-billed platypuses. This is due to the large rubbery snout which they have which looks like the bill of a duck. The...
Polar Bear

Polar Bear

Scientific name : Ursus maritimus Conservation status : Vulnerable Appearance Polar bears have a more elongated body shape than the brown bear and have a longer skull and nose. They have stocky legs and a small tail and ears. They do have very...
Prevost's Squirrel

Prevost's Squirrel

Scientific Name Callosciurus prevostii Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance The top half of a Prevost’s squirrel is coloured black while the lower half is a chestnut brown. Running between the two is a white stripe. This white stripe e...
Proboscis monkey

Proboscis monkey

Scientific Name -              Nasalis larvatus Conservation Status -     Endangered Appearance Proboscis monkeys are most noticeable due to the males large nose. It is rounded and tapers to a point at the end. Females have a much smaller n...
Pronghorn

Pronghorn

Scientific Name Antilocapra americana              Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance The pronghorn closely resembles a deer but is unique to point that it has its own family. The body is mostly coloured light tan or reddish ...
Przewalski's Horse

Przewalski's Horse

Scientific name : Equus ferus przewalskii Conservation status : Critically Endangered Appearance The przewalski's horse is more stockily built than domesticated horses with its short muscular body. They have a beige to reddish-brown coat that...
Pygmy Marmoset

Pygmy Marmoset

Scientific Name Callithrix pygmaea Conservation Status Least Concerrn Appearance The pygmy marmoset has fur which is coloured an orange-brown and striped with black and brown. In some instances the fur has a green tint. They have highly variable...
Quokka

Quokka

Scientific Name - Setonix brachyurus Conservation Status - Vulnerable Appearance The quokka has a coarse brown coat that becomes lighter on the underside. On the face and neck are some reddish tinges. These animals appear like a small, stocky...
Racoon dog

Racoon dog

Scientific Name - Nyctereutes procyonoides Conservation Status - Least Concern Appearance Racoon dogs are a medium sized canid. They have thick, dense, brown fur. In a ring at the back of the neck and inside the ears the fur is a light, cream...
Red Kangaroo

Red Kangaroo

Scientific Name Macropus rufus Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance Their short coat is generally coloured red on male kangaroos and a bluish-grey colour in females. In some instances, they are the opposite colours though. Their belly...
Red Necked Wallaby

Red Necked Wallaby

Scientific Name Macropus rufogriseus Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance The back of the red necked wallaby is grey with the shoulders being reddish. Their underside is white. A white stripe also runs along the top of the lip. The...
Red Panda

Red Panda

Scientific name : Ailurus fulgens Conservation status : Vulnerable Appearance The red panda has long reddish brown fur on its upper parts, blackish fur on its lower parts and a light face with white markings similar to those on a raccoon, and...
Red River Hog

Red River Hog

Learn more about the red river hog at the Animal Facts. Here you can discover their diet, habitat, lifespan, appearance, breeding and behaviour.
River Hippo

River Hippo

Scientific Name           Hippopotamus amphibius     Conservation Status   Vulnerable Appearance The bulky barrel like body of the river hippo is covered by a purplish, brown hide. This has almost no hair on it and is 15cm (6in) thick. ...
Sand Cat

Sand Cat

Scientific Name Felis margarita                  Conservation Status    Near threatened Appearance The fur of the sand cat is a sandy colour. It has a stocky build with short legs. These legs features two black stripes at the top. Their...
Scimitar Horned Oryx

Scimitar Horned Oryx

S cientific Name           Oryx Dammah                               Conservation Status   Extinct in the wild Appearance This antelope species is white over most of its body. The neck and fore legs are a red brown colour. The forehead and n...
Serval

Serval

Scientific Name -              Leptailurus serval Conservation Status -     Least Concern Appearance The serval has incredibly long legs. These are relative to body size the largest of any cats legs. Their ears are also the largest relative to bo...
Short Beaked Echidna

Short Beaked Echidna

Scientific Name - Tachyglossus aculeatus Conservation Status - Least Concern Appearance The short beaked echidna is sometimes referred to as a spiky anteater. They are most noticeable due to their yellow spines which are on their backs....
Sichuan Takin

Sichuan Takin

Scientific Name Budorcas taxicolor tibetana                               Conservation Status Vulnerable Appearance Sichuan takins have a fluffy coat which can range from a dark brown to a blonde colour. Their snout is always a black col...
Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard

Scientific Name - Panthera uncia Conservation Status - Endangered Appearance The snow leopard is one of the smaller big cats. They measure 4-5ft (1.2-1.5m) in length with the tail comprising 91cm (36in) of this. At the shoulder these animals...
Southern pudu

Southern pudu

Scientific Name Pudu puda Conservation Status Near threatened Appearance The coat of the southern pudu varies from reddish to dark brown. The underside and legs are slightly lighter in colour. The insides of their ears are orange. Males...
Spectacled Bear

Spectacled Bear

  Scientific name : Tremarctos ornatus Conservation status : Vulnerable Appearance The spectacled bears is also known as the Andean bear, its nickname comes from the markings that it has around its eyes. The spectacled bear has circles o...
Spinifex Hopping Mouse

Spinifex Hopping Mouse

Scientific Name Notomys alexis Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance The spinifex hopping mouse has a fawn or chestnut coloured back with a white underside. The ears, feet and nose are pink with the eyes being large and black. The...
Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena

Scientific Name Crocuta crocuta                          Conservation Status Least Concern Appearance This species is named for the reddish, deep brown or blackish spots that dot their grey brown or yellow-grey coat. The spots cover their ...
Sugar Glider

Sugar Glider

Scientific Name -Petaurus breviceps Conservation Status -Least concern Appearance The sugar glider measures 360mm for its full body length. 170mm of this is made up of the tail. Males are slightly larger than the females; they weigh 140 grams...
Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger

Scientific name : Panthera tigris sumatrae Conservation status : Critically endangered Appearance The Sumatran tiger is the smallest species of tiger. There small size helps them to move through the jungle much easier than the bigger tiger...
Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil

Scientific Name -              Sarcophilus harrisii Conservation Status -     Endangered Appearance The Tasmanian devil is the largest living carnivorous marsupial. Tasmanian devils have black hair covering most of their body. Most devils ha...
Tiger Quoll

Tiger Quoll

Scientific Name                  - Dasyurus maculatus Conservation Status        - Near threatened Appearance Tiger quolls are the largest of the quoll species. They have a light brown coat which is covered in white spots. Only this variety of...
Warthog

Warthog

Scientific Name - Phacochoerus africanus Conservation Status - Least Concern Appearance The warthog is a large variety of pig most noticeable due to their 4 large tusks. Their fur is black or brown. It is only a sparse covering with most of...
Western Lowland Gorilla

Western Lowland Gorilla

Scientific Name - Gorilla gorilla gorilla Conservation Status - Critically endangered Appearance The western lowland gorilla is the smallest of the gorilla species. They have a black coat which covers their whole body except for their ears,...
White fronted lemur

White fronted lemur

Scientific Name - Eulemur albifrons Conservation Status - Vulnerable Appearance The white fronted lemur has a body measuring 40cm which does not include its tail. The tail can measure 50cm. The average body weight for a white fronted lemur is...
Yak

Yak

Scientific Names - Bos mutus           - Wild Bos grunniens    - Domesticated Conservation Status -     Vulnerable Appearance Yaks have a bulky frame and cloven hooves. Their long hairy coat is coloured dark black to brown. This long coat h...
Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby

Yellow-footed Rock Wallaby

Scientific name : Petrogale xanthopus Conservation Status : Near Threatened Appearance The Yellow-footed rock wallaby is the largest of all the rock wallabies. Their fur is fawn and grey on the top and underneath they are white and have yellow...
Zebra

Zebra

Scientific name : Genus - Equus grevyi (Grevy's) zebra (mountain) quagga (plains) Conservation status : grevy and mountain endangered Appearance Zebras belong to the family equidae which is the same family as horses. They have the same body...

Be Sociable, Share!