How do you identify a mammal?
Mammals are consumers in that they eat plants or eat other animals that eat plants. Mammals are easily recognisable by the following characteristics:-
they usually have a body covered in fur or hair
they are warm blooded, keeping their body at a constant temperature
they give birth to live young (except for a duck-billed platypus)
they look after their young and feed them milk from the mammary glands on the female body
they have 4 limbs (arms/legs/paddles/fins)
What mammals have you spotted in your garden, in the countryside, or at the zoo?
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