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All animals with backbones are classified as

vertebrates

2

Female mammals are provided with special milk-producing glands called ____ glands.

mammary

3

The kind of place in which an animal prefers to live is its

habitat

4

Mammals which eat flesh are called

carnivores

5

Mammals which feed mostly on insects are known as

insectivores

6

Mammals which each plants are called

herbivores

7

Animals whose bodies are designed to maintain a fairly constant body temperature, regardless of the outside temperature, are ____ animals.

warm-blooded

8

The mammals that make up the largest group are the

rodents

9

Which type of mammal?
cougar

feline

10

Which type of mammal?
fox

canine

11

Which type of mammal?
chimpanzee

primate

12

Which type of mammal?
squirrel

rodent

13

Which type of mammal?
wombat

marsupial

14

A baby mammal that must finish developing in a special pouch outside the mother's body is a

marsupial

15

The only mammal that can fly is the

bat

16

Lions live in family groups called

prides

17

The fastest land animal on earth is the

cheetah

18

Giant pandas eat mostly

bamboo

19

Animals that live together in groups of the same kind are called ____ animals.

social

20

Instead of fur, whales and dolphins have a layer of ____ for warmth.

blubber

21

Animals that eat other animals that have already died are called

scavengers

22

____ are made of solid bone. (horns or antlers)

antlers

23

A mammal that lays eggs is the

echidna

24

A mammal is a ruminant if it

chews the cud

25

A mammal that is active at night is

nocturnal

26

Skunks and other members of the weasel family produce a strong-smelling substance called

musk

27

An animal is extinct if it

no longer exists

28

An animal whose father and mother are of the same species is

purebred

29

God designed nature to be able to respond to change. This principle is known as

balance of nature

30

An inherited behavior pattern is called

instinct

31

The largest deer is the

moose

32

The padded cushion at the bottom of the horse's foot is the

frog

33

Write a paragraph describing the characteristics of mammals.

All mammals are warm-blooded and produce milk. Most have hair or fur and give birth to live young. They have four limbs and breathe with lungs. All mammals have backbones.