A (23) | B (24) | C (45) | D (19) | E (25) | F (18) | G (15) | H (14) | I (14) | J (2) | K (3) | L (9) | M (15) | N (11) | O (10) | P (34) | Q (3) | R (22) | S (30) | T (14) | U (3) | V (9) | W (7) | Z (2)
Mammal

A warm-blooded animal with a backbone that breathes air, and has at least some hair at some point during its life. The females have glands that produce milk, which they feed to their young.

Mane

Long, heavy hair that grows around the neck and head of some mammals, such as horses and male lions.

Marine

Able to live in salt water, as ocean fish, whales or polar bears.

Marsupial

A type of mammal that develops in a pouch.

Matriarchal society

A group of animals that is controlled by a dominant female, such as elephants.

Melanistic

The black or dark color form of an organism.

Metamorphosis

The changes in shape and abilities that certain animals go through as they grow from young animals to adults. Caterpillars become butterflies through metamorphosis.

Migrate/migration

To move/the seasonal movement of animals from one place of residence to another.

Milk tooth

A temporary tooth of a mammal.

Mimic

A harmless and edible animal that is mistaken for an inedible, poisonous, or venomous animal due to its imitative color or pattern.

Molt

To shed portions of the skin, feathers, or hair.

monogamous

Having just one mating partner and usually staying with that partner until death.

Monotreme

A type of mammal that lays eggs. The echidna and duck-billed platypus are the only two mammal species in the monotreme classification.

Montane

A geographic zone made up of moist, cool upland slopes below the timberline that has large evergreen trees as a dominant life form.

Mouse House

Below is the recipe for the Mouse House, which is made for the Children's Zoo in one of the San Diego Zoo's restaurants. (Warning: this recipe makes a BIG house!) <p>1 quart water <p>1 cake fresh yeast <p>4 pounds wheat flour <p>4 ounces sugar (1/2 cup) <p>1 ounce salt (1/8 cup) <p>5 ounces vegetable shortening (2/3 cup) <p>Mix the ingredients well to make a dough. Let the dough sit for awhile to rise, until it's puffing up toward the top of the bowl. Then punch it down by kneading it some with your hands. Leave it to rise up one more time. Put the risen dough into a large, greased square pan. Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit, then reduce the oven heat to 325 degrees and bake for another hour. You can make a smaller loaf by reducing the amount of each of the ingredients by one-fourth.