Miss P. From the Science Center brought us new animals. We now have two, black female gerbils visiting our classroom. Miss P. has given us the responsibility to name these two gerbils. We will be brainstorming name ideas soon, so if you have any suggestions send them into school! We learned that gerbils are in the mammal animal family. The mammal characteristics are- they have hair of fur on their bodies, they have a backbone, they are warm blooded, they breathe with lungs and they feed their babies milk.