Contrary to what used to be thought, virtually all mammals can swim. Cats? Yes, though they hate it. Camels? Yes, despite seldom seeing water. Pigs? Yes. Elephants? They are excellent swimmers. Throw a bat into the water and it will use its little wings like oars.
From what we know now, apparently there are only two mammals–one species and one genus–that can’t instinctively swim. Guess, and then see what they are–along with a fascinating article on the subject–after the jump.
Photo of tiger swimming by cuzitwasgood, Pixabay, Creative Commons, Public Domain