The weird science behind 10 animal feet
- Across the animal kingdom, feet come in an astonishing variety of shapes and sizes.
- Different types of feet are specialized to do different kinds of things.
- Geckos feet are actually sticky allowing them to stick to surfaces while elephants can actually "hear" with their feet.
- Here's the science behind 10 animal feet.
Feet don't just carry us from point A to point B - they dictate the style in which we travel. Some species move quietly, other animals can reach surprising speeds, and other creatures' movement patterns still baffle scientists.Here's the weird science behind different animals' feet.Advertisement
Elephants "hear" with their feet.
Ostriches are the only birds with two toes.Advertisement
Mammals in the equine family are the only one-toed animals still in existence.
Geckos can control the stickiness of their feet.Advertisement
Human feet are great for running long distances.
Mosquitoes have scaled feet to help them land on water to lay eggs.Advertisement
The mountain goat can scale near-vertical cliffs thanks to its cloven hooves.
Cats' paws are complex.Advertisement
Crocodiles' webbed feet take them from sea to land.
Flying lemurs have toes that act like suction cups.Advertisement
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