Moving Mammals

close-up of a gazelle

Mammals are everywhere—from the Arctic ice to the driest desert. They live on land, in the open ocean, and underground. With more than 5,400 species, mammals move in all kinds of ways. They walk, hop, gallop, and swing from trees. They swim, dive, glide, and even fly!

Dolphin poking head out of pool water

Take a look at how bats , bears , dolphins , gazelles , gibbons , and kangaroos move. 

  1. Choose a mammal from the circles on the right.
  2. Use the slider to control how fast or slow the animal moves.
  3. Click through the fun facts to find out more!
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Illustrations: AMNH