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18 Close-Ups From the Animal World That Told Us More Than Biology Textbooks

1. An elephant’s tail looks like a worn paintbrush.

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2. Horses can grow mustaches that look pretty much the same as those of a human.

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3. Geckos’ toes have tiny bristles on their base which help them “stick” to surfaces and move along walls and ceilings.

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4. This is an embryo in an egg of a small-spotted catshark.

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5. An elephant’s trunk is a fusion of a nose and an upper lip. Some types of elephants have 2 finger-like projections on the tips of their trunks, while others have only one

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6. The name of the blue-footed booby speaks for itself. The feet of these birds are a rare bright color.

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7. Goats have rectangular-shaped horizontal pupils.

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8. This is an owl’s ear. It’s an opening in an owl’s head hidden behind feathers.

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9. Cows don’t have upper front teeth

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10. Tortoises have no teeth at all. Instead, they have pointed beaks, like birds, and firm ridges that simulate teeth.

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11. This is what the eyes of a robber fly look like.

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12. Geese have serrated tongues that look like teeth and help them keep food inside their mouths.

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13. Ostriches have only 2 toes on their feet, while most of the other birds have 3 or 4.

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14. This is what the suckers of an octopus look like when they’re zoomed in on.

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15. The eyes of snails are black spots located on the tips of long tentacles growing from their heads.

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16. The surface of a cat’s tongue is covered with tiny papillae, which makes it feel like sandpaper when it touches your skin.

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17. This lizard feels alright, and its tongue is supposed to be blue. It’s called a blue-tongued skink.

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