Mammal Quotes

Quotes tagged as "mammal" (showing 1-3 of 3)
“Camels can go many weeks without drinking anything at all. The notion that they cache water in their humps is pure myth—their humps are made of fat, and water is stored in their body tissues. While other mammals draw water from bloodstreams when faced with dehydration, leading to death by volume shock, camels tap the water in their tissues, keeping their blood volume stable. Though this reduces the camel’s bulk, they can lose up to a third of their body weight with no ill effects, which they can replace astonishingly quickly, as they are able to drink up to forty gallons in a single watering.” (pp.69-70)”
Michael Benanav, Men of Salt: Crossing the Sahara on the Caravan of White Gold

Kate McGahan
“Some say we are not like humans but we are more like them than we are different. Man and animals are in the same species as mammals as they have mammary glands that produce the milk to nurse their young. Their lungs breathe air and their blood is warm. They are vertebrates in that their skeletal system and well-designed spines hold their bodies together. Each cell is made of molecules, each molecule is made of atoms, and each atom is made of protons, neutrons and mostly electrons, which are made of waves of fibered light.”
Kate McGahan, Jack McAfghan: Return from Rainbow Bridge

Steven Magee
“The human will be the only mammal in history to fully understand that its own self inflicted extinction is well underway.”
Steven Magee