What is a mammal?

United States, 1962

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Episode of Series “Biology program; unit 3. Animal life”.
Demonstrates the basic structural and behavioural characteristics of mammals and describes their successful adaptation to a wide variety of ecological niches. Compares reptilian and mammalian characteristics, such as reactions to temperature, reproduction; sense organs and skull structure. Discusses the evolution of mammals, illustrates their variety and shows their distribution. Suitable for upper secondary levels.


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Encyclopaedia Britannica Films







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Subject categories

Animals & Wildlife → Adaptation - Biology - Juvenile films

Animals & Wildlife → Animal behavior

Animals & Wildlife → Animals

Animals & Wildlife → Biology

Animals & Wildlife → Evolution (Biology)

Animals & Wildlife → Mammals

Animals & Wildlife → Reptiles

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Adaptation - Biology - Juvenile films

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Biology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Evolution (Biology)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States




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