giraffeWhat are Mammals?

Mammals are warm-blooded vertebrates (animals with backbones) that nourish their young with milk. All mammals have hair at some stage of their life. Mammals have larger, more highly developed brains than other animals.

There are more than 5,400 mammal species on earth; below is the list of mammals on exhibit at the Zoo or shown through Animals & You.

Kangaroo, Western gray

Pudu, Southern

Sheep, Shetland

Tapir, Baird’s

Paca, Lowland

Wombat, Southern Hairy-Nosed

Echidna, Short Beaked

Sloth, Linné’s Two-toed

Anteater, Giant

Uakari, Red

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