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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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