Mammals! Following is a list of mammals in English with ESL picture and example sentences to help you expand your vocabulary.
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List of Common Mammals
- Cow (parts of a cow)
- Horse (parts of a horse)
- Dog (parts of a dog)
Common Mammals with Examples
If you sell the cow, you sell her milk too.
The chimpanzee is an endangered species.
We saw a baby polar bear at the zoo.
The bat is flying with swiftness.
There are several species of zebra.
Walrus were quite commonly encountered in the Shetland Isles and the Scandinavian coasts until quite recently.
The tiger prowled through the jungle.
The red squirrel is in danger of becoming extinct in England.
We fenced in the garden to keep the sheep out.
The rhinoceros is one of the world’s oldest surviving species.
The raccoon has a strong preference for aquatic feeding.
The meat produced from a pig is called pork, bacon or ham.
The panda is a shy creature, not used to being in contact with other animals, particularly humans.
The ox walk involved each individual proceeding to the podium to cast a vote by taking agonizingly slow, inch-by-inch steps.
The sea otter can retract the claws on its front feet.
She squalled when she saw a mouse.
Man and the monkey have many things in common.
The lion is not so fierce as he is painted.
A leopard cannot change its spots.
Why is koala bear so popular with zoo goers?
The kangaroo has a fast turn of speed.
You can take a horse to the water, but you cannot make him drink.
The hippopotamus is a vegetarian and looks like a wall.
The hedgehog rolled up into a ball.
I’ve got two gerbils and a hamster.
The young goat was just beginning to grow horns.
The giraffe is characterized by its very long neck.
A fox may grow grey, but never good.
The elephant is the largest living land animal.
A dog will not howl if you beat him with a bone.
The hunter crept up to the deer.
Coyote tracks are similar to dog tracks.
A Complete List of Mammals
- African buffalo
- African elephant
- African wild dog
- American bison
- American black bear
- American marten
- American red squirrel
- Arctic fox
- Arctic hare
- Baleen whale
- Beluga whale
- Bengal tiger
- Black-footed ferret
- Black rhinoceros
- Black-tailed deer
- Blue whale
- Bottlenose dolphin
- Brown bear
- Bactrian camel
- Clouded leopard
- Common dolphin
- Elephant seal
- European bison
- Fennec fox
- Flying squirrel
- Gray fox
- Gray wolf
- Grizzly bear
- Guinea pig
- Harp seal
- Humpback whale
- Kodiak bear
- Minke whale
- Mountain goat
- Mountain lion
- Musk deer
- Polar bear
- Prairie dog
- Proboscis monkey
- Red deer
- Red fox
- Red kangaroo
- Red panda
- Ring-tailed lemur
- River dolphin
- River otter
- Siberian tiger
- Snow leopard
- Sperm whale
- Tasmanian devil
- Tasmanian tiger
- Thomson’s gazelle
- Timber wolf
- Tree kangaroo
- Water buffalo
- Western lowland gorilla
Mammals and Some Fun Facts
- Bats are the only mammals that can fly.
- Whales are the largest mammals on Earth.
- The platypus is one of the few mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young.
- Elephants are the largest land animals and have the longest gestation period of any mammal, with pregnancies lasting up to 22 months.
- The cheetah is the fastest land animal, capable of running up to 70 miles per hour.
- The kangaroo is the only large animal that uses hopping as its primary means of locomotion.
- The echidna and platypus are the only living mammals that lay eggs.
- Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world.
- The giraffe has the longest neck of any mammal, with some necks reaching up to six feet long.
- The domestic cat is the most popular pet in the world.
- Raccoons are known for their ability to use their front paws like hands to manipulate objects and open doors and containers.
- Bats play an important role in pollinating plants and controlling insect populations.
- Otters hold hands while sleeping so that they don’t drift away from each other in the water.
- Sloths are the slowest-moving mammals, spending up to 20 hours a day sleeping.
- Hippos are one of the most dangerous animals in Africa and are responsible for more human deaths than any other mammal.
- Squirrels can jump up to 20 times their body length and can rotate their ankles 180 degrees to grip onto tree branches.
- Gorillas have unique nose prints that can be used to identify individuals.
- Cats have a specialized collarbone that allows them to always land on their feet when they fall.
- The smallest mammal is the bumblebee bat, which weighs less than a penny.
- Lemurs are only found naturally in the wild on the island of Madagascar.
List of Mammals | Infographic