About Mammals

Life on earth is certainly diverse; over 2 billion species have been identified. To help organize all this biological diversity, animals with similar characteristics are grouped into classes. At Sunset Zoo we exhibit several animal classes including: mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.

Warm-blooded, mammals have a backbone (vertebrates), hair or fur, and mammary glands that produce milk to nourish their young. There are over 5,000 species of mammals in the world, occupying all continents and living in a variety of environments. Humans are members of the mammal family.

Sunset Zoo's Mammals

Education Animal Ambassadors

Learn more about mammals.