Mammals that Start with M
Updated: December 26, 2021
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Mammals that Start with the Letter M
Macaque females will pass on their social rankings to their daughters
Will travel up to 70 miles in a single day.
Folklore says it's half cat, half raccoon!
Also known as the Oriental Civet!
Found in less-dense jungles!
The Malchi is not a purebred but a crossbreed and relatively new on the scene. That’s why they are not recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) or any other canine organization.
Malteagles are one of the smallest beagle hybrids and love to follow their owners everywhere.
Originally bred in Europe!
Both parent breeds, the Maltese and Shih Tzu, once entertained royalty!
Maltipoos may have one of three different coat types depending on the specific genes they inherit from their parents. These include silky, curly, or wavy.
Also known as the Sea Cow!
Fences are no match for Manchester terriers. They’re great escape artists!
Distinctively coloured noses and rumps!
Despite its name, the Maned Wolf is not actually a wolf.
The marble fox is not a naturally occurring variant; it was created through artificial selection.
Margays are one of the world’s most highly adapted cat species for climbing trees!
The markhor drools a foamy substance after chewing its cud, which the local people use for extracting snake poison.
A marmot spends 80% of its life below ground
They do not fall completely asleep during hibernation but wake up from time to time during the winter to walk around.
Found throughout Asia, India and China!
The Mastador gets its enormous size from its Mastiff parent.
Courageous, calm and affectionate!
The Meagle has an incredible sense of smell.
One will stand on guard to watch for predators!
Some colonies have millions of bats
They can be trained to use the litter box like a cat!
The first mini labradoodle was bred in the early 1990s - almost immediately after standard labradoodles became popular.
This dog has a very happy-go-lucky temperament.
Stable rodents were kept in check by using it as a barnyard ratter.
The mink can swim up to 100 feet underwater.
There are two recognised species!
Primarily hunts and feeds on Earthworms!
Range in size from just 1 to 3 foot!
Has characteristics of two or more breeds!
There are around 260 known species!
Feeds on aquatic insects and water-spiders!
Renews it's enormous antlers every year!
A Morkie puppy can weigh as little as 4 ounces.
This Molosser-type dog is the Russian cousin of St. Bernard.
Mountain Feists were bred in the southern United States as a dog that could help with hunting small game.
Isolated populations found in the mountains!
Has no real natural predators!
Found on every continent on Earth!
Mudi dogs have a reputation for being able to control a herd of 500 sheep.
The offspring of a horse and donkey parents!
Mule deer can run up to 45 miles per hour.
The muntjac is the smallest type of deer in the world
The glands of a musk deer can sell for up to $45,000 on the black market.
Muskox have several physical characteristics that allow them to survive in the Arctic climate.
The muskrat can stay underwater up to 17 minutes at a time
Alphabetical List of Mammals that Start with M
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