Mammals Characteristics. By: Will Reynolds. Mammals Nurse their young. Mammals have organs called Glands that secrete various substances needed by the animal Gland- is an organ that secretes substances inside or outside the body. Mammals also feed their young with Mammary Glands.
Mammals Characteristics By: Will Reynolds
Mammals Nurse their young • Mammals have organs called Glands that secrete various substances needed by the animal • Gland- is an organ that secretes substances inside or outside the body. • Mammals also feed their young with Mammary Glands. • Mammary Gland- Secretes milk for the young
Respiration and circulation in mammals • Mammals need a high level of energy for heating and cooling their bodies • This energy level is sustained when large amounts of oxygen enter the body and reach all the cells • Diaphragm- Sheet of muscle located beneath the lungs
Mammals have different types of teeth • Mammals have different types of teeth modified for the type of food they eat. • Hoofed animals chew cud
Mammals have modified limbs • Mammal limbs are adapted for a variety of methods of food gathering. • Primates use their opposable thumb to grasp objects.
Mammals Can Learn • They can learn and they will always remember what they learn. • Dolphins, Killer whales, and monkeys are prime examples of animals that can learn. • Monkeys can use sign language to communicate with human
Mammals have hair • Hair is made out of keratin • Hair is used to keep them warm. • Mammals are the only animals with hair.