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

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.

Sabre toothed goose

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.

Giant Pacific Octopus

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

Eye

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.

Blue Tongued Skink_21

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

gecko foot