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Small garden mammals

As the name suggests ('mammal' means "those who have breasts", coming from the Latin  "mamma" meaning 'breast' ), females from this grouip feed their young with milk.   The mammary glands are an evolution of the sweat glands which evolved into mammaries for the prototherians and into real breasts for other mammals.

Mammals are warm-blooded animals, with a body temperature normally remaining constant between 36 and 39° C.

In this category, we find rodents (like the rat, the dormouse, the field mouse, the vole, the common mouse), insectivores (like the mole, the hedgehog, the shrew), lagomorphs (like the rabbit, the hare) and chiroptera (like the bat).

field mouse hedgehog
field mouse hedgehog
shrew bat
shrew bat
rabbit weasel
rabbit weasel
fox (Vulpes vulpes) mole (Talpa europea)
fox
(Vulpes vulpes)
mole
(Talpa europea)
muscrat (Ondatra Zibethicus)  
muscrat
(Ondatra Zibethicus)
 
red squirrel (Sciurus vulgarie) grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)
red squirrel
(Sciurus vulgarie)
grey squirrel
(Sciurus carolinensis)

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