Mammals have sweat glands, hair and feed their young though milk-producing glands. Humans are mammals.
There are about 4400 different kinds world-wide. They live in the sea (whales, seals and dolphins), in freshwater (dolphins, otters) and on land. Some fly (bats). If you include these habitats, there are about 50 types in and around Ireland, 21 of whom are terrestrial wild mammals.
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