A scene from Africa, with many native fauna.

Africa scene

A scene from Africa, with many native fauna.

A mammal on a tree branch.

Animal in tree

A mammal on a tree branch.

"The <em>Anoplotherium commune</em> was of the height of the wild boar, but its form was more elongated; it had a long and thick tail, like the kangaroo; and the feet had a divided hoof, or two large toes, like those of ruminating animals." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Anoplotherium Commune

"The Anoplotherium commune was of the height of the wild boar, but its form was more elongated;…

"The <em>Anoplotherium gracile</em> was of elegant proportions, resembling in size and form the gazelle, and must have lived after the manner of the deer and antelope." &mdash; Goodrich, 1844

Anoplotherium Gracile

"The Anoplotherium gracile was of elegant proportions, resembling in size and form the gazelle,…

An illustration of the pelvis of a spiny anteater. "m, marsupial bones; il, ilium; p, pubis; s, sacrum." -Century, 1889

Pelvis of Spiny Anteater

An illustration of the pelvis of a spiny anteater. "m, marsupial bones; il, ilium; p, pubis; s, sacrum."…

Anteaters are the four mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua commonly known for eating ants and termites. Together with the sloths, they compose the order Pilosa. The name "anteater" is also colloquially applied to the unrelated antbear, numbat, echidna, and pangolin.

Anteaters

Anteaters are the four mammal species of the suborder Vermilingua commonly known for eating ants and…

The sasin or blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is a species of antelope native to India.

Blackbuck

The sasin or blackbuck (Antilope cervicapra) is a species of antelope native to India.

The kudu, or koodoo is a species of antelope known for its large, twisted horns.

Kudu

The kudu, or koodoo is a species of antelope known for its large, twisted horns.

"The Prong-horn Antelope inhabits the W. parts of North America, from 53 degrees N. to the plains of Mexico and California. It is rather more than four feet in length, and stands three feet at the shoulder. Pale fawn above and on the limbs; breast, abdomen, and rump white. The horns are branched, and are shed annually."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Prong-horn Antelope

"The Prong-horn Antelope inhabits the W. parts of North America, from 53 degrees N. to the plains of…

Sabre Antelopes on the plains of Africa.

Sabre Antelope

Sabre Antelopes on the plains of Africa.

Antelopes near a Savannah of Africa.

Siberian Antelope

Antelopes near a Savannah of Africa.

Several long-horned antelopes antelopes on the plains of Africa.

Long Horned Antelopes

Several long-horned antelopes antelopes on the plains of Africa.

A pig-like animal with long tusks that grow upward.

Babirussa

A pig-like animal with long tusks that grow upward.

A mammal that uses its webbed forelimbs to fly.

Bat

A mammal that uses its webbed forelimbs to fly.

"Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Bat Head

"Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as…

The head of the chin leafed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Chin Leafed Bat Head

The head of the chin leafed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb…

The head of the flower-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Flower-Nosed Bat Head

The head of the flower-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the…

The head of the Hammer-Headed Bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus). Also known as the big-lipped bat, it is in the Pteropodidae family of megabats.

Hammer-Headed Bat Head

The head of the Hammer-Headed Bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus). Also known as the big-lipped bat, it is…

The Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus) is a mammal in the Vespertilionidae family of evening bats.

Brown Long-Eared Bat

The Brown Long-Eared Bat (Plecotus auritus) is a mammal in the Vespertilionidae family of evening bats.

The flying fox (Pteropus) is a bat in the Pteropodidae family of megabats.

Flying Fox Bat

The flying fox (Pteropus) is a bat in the Pteropodidae family of megabats.

"Bat is the common name of all animals of the class mammalia which are furnished with true wings, and so are capable of really flying or propelling themselves in the air. Bats are now generally placed by naturalists in the order cheiroptera, although, like many other animals of that great order, most of them are by no means exclusively carnivorous. Upward of 130 species have been described, and there is great probability that the actual number existing is very much greater."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Long-Eared Bat

"Bat is the common name of all animals of the class mammalia which are furnished with true wings, and…

They are generally quite robust, and consist of many strong flying forms with relatively long and narrow wings. Another common name for some members of this group, and indeed a few species from other families, is Mastiff Bat.

Head of Mastiff Bat

They are generally quite robust, and consist of many strong flying forms with relatively long and narrow…

The pug-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly modified so as to serve for flight, and constituting the order Cheiroptera." -Vaughan, 1906

Pug-Nosed Bat

The pug-nosed bat. "Bat, one of the group of wing-handed, flying mammals, having the fore-limb peculiarly…

The Spectral Bat or False Vampire Bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is a mammal in the Phyllostomidae family of New World leaf-nosed bats.

Spectral Bat

The Spectral Bat or False Vampire Bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is a mammal in the Phyllostomidae family of…

A polar bear in the arctic wild.

Polar Bear

A polar bear in the arctic wild.

An illustration of a polar bear standing on an iceberg.

Polar Bear

An illustration of a polar bear standing on an iceberg.

An illustration of two polar bears standing on icebergs with large icebergs surrounding them.

Polar Bears on Iceberg

An illustration of two polar bears standing on icebergs with large icebergs surrounding them.

Two Scandinavian bears.

Scandinavian Bears

Two Scandinavian bears.

A rodent that dams streams and tributaries. It's pelt was highly sought by fur traders.

Beaver

A rodent that dams streams and tributaries. It's pelt was highly sought by fur traders.

A nocturnal, semi-aquatic rodent.

Beavers

A nocturnal, semi-aquatic rodent.

A family of bison.

American Bison

A family of bison.

A species of wild pig.

Wild Boar

A species of wild pig.

"Is of a reddish-fawn color, with black horns, shaped like the tines of a fork. "&mdash; S. G. Goodrich, 1885

Bubula

"Is of a reddish-fawn color, with black horns, shaped like the tines of a fork. "— S. G. Goodrich,…

A pair of African buffaloes.

African Buffaloes

A pair of African buffaloes.

An illustration of a bull.

Bull

An illustration of a bull.

An illustration of a bull.

Bull

An illustration of a bull.

A two year-old Jersey bull.

Jersey Bull

A two year-old Jersey bull.

A Spanish donkey.

Burro

A Spanish donkey.

A relative of the South African antelope.

Bush Buck

A relative of the South African antelope.

A relative of the South African antelope.

Fierce Bush Buck

A relative of the South African antelope.

An illustration of a man riding atop of a camel.

Camel

An illustration of a man riding atop of a camel.

The two-humped Bactrian camel, Camelus bactrianus.

Bactrian Camel

The two-humped Bactrian camel, Camelus bactrianus.

The Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus) is a large even-toed ungulate native to the steppes of north eastern Asia. It is one of the two surviving species of camel. The Bactrian Camel has two humps on its back, in contrast to the single-humped Dromedary Camel. Nearly all of the estimated 1.4 million Bactrian Camels alive today are domesticated, but in October 2002 the estimated 950 remaining in the wild in northwest China and Mongolia were placed on the critically endangered species list.

Bactrian Camel

The Bactrian Camel (Camelus bactrianus) is a large even-toed ungulate native to the steppes of north…

The one-humped dromedary camel, Camelus dromedarius.

Dromedary Camel

The one-humped dromedary camel, Camelus dromedarius.

The one-humped or dromedary camel is an ungulate distinguished by the hump on the animal's back.

Dromedary Camel

The one-humped or dromedary camel is an ungulate distinguished by the hump on the animal's back.

The Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) is a large even-toed ungulate. It is often referred to as the one-humped camel, Arabian camel, or simply as the "dromedary". Its native range is unclear, but it was probably the Arabian Peninsula. The domesticated form occurs widely in northern Africa and the Middle East; the world's only population of dromedaries exhibiting wild behaviour is an introduced feral population in Australia. The dromedary camel is arguably the best-known member of the camel family. Other members of the camel family include the llama and the alpaca in South America. The Dromedary has one hump on its back, in contrast to the Bactrian camel which has two. A good mnemonic for remembering which way around these terms apply is this: "Bactrian" begins with "B", and "Dromedary" begins with "D"; "B" on its side has two humps, whilst "D" on its side has only one hump.

Dromedary

The Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) is a large even-toed ungulate. It is often referred to as…

The largest rodent, the capybara.

Capybara

The largest rodent, the capybara.

"Caracal, a species of lynx; a native of Northern Africa and Southwestern Asia. It is about the size of a fox, and mostly of a deep-brown color, having tufts of long black hair which terminate the ears. It possesses great strength and fierceness." -Vaughan, 1906

Caracal with Prey

"Caracal, a species of lynx; a native of Northern Africa and Southwestern Asia. It is about the size…

The common cat.

Cat

The common cat.

An illustration of a cat.

Cat

An illustration of a cat.

An illustration of a domesticated cat.

Cat

An illustration of a domesticated cat.

An illustration of a cat wearing and bonnet and two kittens tiptoeing.

Cats & Kitten Tiptoeing

An illustration of a cat wearing and bonnet and two kittens tiptoeing.

The eye of a cat in its contracted state.

Contracted Cat Eye

The eye of a cat in its contracted state.

The eye of a cat in its dilated state.

Dilated Cat Eye

The eye of a cat in its dilated state.

An illustration of a cat wearing a bow around its neck and reading a book.

Cat Wearing Bow and Reading Book

An illustration of a cat wearing a bow around its neck and reading a book.

The Angora cat, a breed of domestic cat.

Angora Cat

The Angora cat, a breed of domestic cat.

An angry cat.

Angry Cat

An angry cat.

A domestic cat.

Domestic Cat

A domestic cat.

A goat-antelope species commonly found in Europe.

Chamois

A goat-antelope species commonly found in Europe.

A cheetah, or hunting leopard.

Cheetah

A cheetah, or hunting leopard.