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Mammals
olympic marmot in field

Washington is home to 141 species of mammals. Learn all about their habits and habitats, what they eat, where they live, and more.

Force transducer setup used to measure the bite force of bats.

How hard can a bat bite, and why does it matter?

Zebra jaw showing high-crowned teeth.

Researchers sink their teeth into this tricky evolutionary question. 

The Townsend’s big-eared bat

Various bat species have different needs to survive, which can severely decrease their ability to cope with habitat fragmentation. 

red-eared guenon

Burke researchers analyzed monkey facial patterns and found both social and environmental connections.

Logan was fitted with a radio collar so the team can track his movement and learn more about his range

Wolverines are one of the rarest and most elusive mammals in North America. Hunted near extinction they’re finally starting to return.

The Greater spear-nosed bat, Phyllostomus hastatus

Sharlene Santana studies how behavior, diet, anatomy and function result in bursts of diversification in tropical bats.

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