Category: mammal

In 1938, the coelacanth, a prehistoric fish more related to…

In 1938, the coelacanth, a prehistoric fish more related to reptiles and mammals than modern fish was discovered. It was thought to have gone extinct 65 years ago, during the same period in which the dinosaurs disappeared.

All mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds take roughly 20…

All mammals weighing more than 2.2 pounds take roughly 20 seconds to empty their bladders. That includes everything from domestic cats to elephants—and an elephant’s bladder holds several bathtubs worth of urine.

An elephant-sized sloth existed and went extinct only 10,000…

An elephant-sized sloth existed and went extinct only 10,000 years ago. It was one of the largest land mammals, measuring up to 6m (20ft) and weighing 4 tons.

Photo : Nobu Tamura / wikipedia

There was a type of cave goat that were cold blooded, had front…

There was a type of cave goat that were cold blooded, had front facing eyes like a primate unlike other herbivores, and their bone growth was more similar to a crocodile than any other mammal. It went extinct about 5,000 years ago.

Photo : Didier Descouens/wikipedia

10,000 years ago Lions were the second most widespread land…

10,000 years ago Lions were the second most widespread land mammal, after humans. They existed across Africa, Eurasia and America.