mammals

Curry Roberts

Classification of Mammals:

All mammals are warm blooded so thats already something they share.  The milk the females produce is used to nourish the young.  Unlike other animals mammals have 3 bones in the middle of their body such as:  the Malleus, the incus, and the stapes.

There is many places around the world where different species of mammals bed or adapt, just like the ocean, the jungle, or the forest, and the desert.  Most mammals have to find a way to stay alive in order to keep the population growing.

There was many old mammals that exested on the earth like the big mammoth, and the sloth, and the sabor tooth tigers.  The main reason they are not here now is they never kept the population going and it eventually came to a big stop.  Another main reason is mammals had to move fastly through there habitats to avoid the carnivores or predators.

Aquatic mammals have developed flippers instead of legs to enable them to glide and swim through the water in search of prey and to make quick escapes when being preyed upon.

There is a specific order of division for mammals and they are Artiodactyla, Carnivora, Cetacea, Chiroptera, Dermoptera, Edentata, Hyracoidea, Insectivora, Lagomorpha, Marsupialia, Monotremata, Perissodactyla, Pholidata, Pinnipedia, Primates, Proboscidea, Rodentia, Sirenia, Tubulidentata.

The mammal I choose is the deer.  They are a growing population and are monitered.  We have ways of maintaing habitats where these deer live and certain times they can be harvested for food, or other needs.  The coat a deer has is a 2 season coat.  Deer have a spring/summer hide and a winter coat.  The difference is that the warm weather coat is lighter brown color and is really thin.  The winter coat comes in thicker around mid fall and is a dark thick coat.

Deer are categorized in 2 ways: Buck or Doe

A buck is a male deer with bone  growing out of the skull and starts as a 2 point button buck and goes from 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and up to a nontypical with over 12 points.  The antlers are unwanted bone that the male does not need and around january is shedding season for bucks.

A Doe is a female deer.  They are the most populated that are around.  They are the ones we want to keep the population expanding.

Deer are known for freezing when shined with a light and for jumping in front of vehicles.  

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