AMAZING FEET!

AMAZING FEET!

We looked all over the animal world and found some other amazing mammal feet! These feet have some great adaptations! Let’s learn more about feet!

Gray wolves have blood vessels in their paws that act as heating pads keeping their feet warm in cold weather.

Gray wolves have blood vessels in their paws that act as heating pads keeping their feet warm in cold weather. Guess grandma grey wolf doesn’t knit mittens! Haha- no thumbs anyway!

Snow leopard feet are wide and act like snow shoes in their snowy habitat.

Snow leopard feet are wide and act like snow shoes in their snowy habitat. No need to shop at REI for these guys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sea lion "feet" are called flippers. These flippers have 5 digits and are made to swim! Good thing for these marine mammals.

Sea lion “feet” are called flippers. These flippers have 5 digits and are made to swim! Good thing for these marine mammals.

 

Moles have sideways feet! Their feet are built for digging. A great adaptation for an animal that lives underground.

Moles have sideways feet! Their feet are built for digging. A great adaptation for an animal that lives underground. We wonder if we could hire them out?

Polar bear paws are covered in fur, even on the bottom. This helps these large carnivores keep a good grip on the ice and keep those toes warm!

Polar bear paws are covered in fur, even on the bottom. This helps these large carnivores keep a good grip on the ice and keep those toes warm!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bear paws are large and have claws that extend two inches from the paw. Bears walk from heal to toe, just like humans!

Bear paws are large and have claws that extend two inches from the paw. Bears walk from heal to toe, just like humans!

 

Speaking of hanging upside down, clouded leopards use their incredible feet not just to climb, but those back paws and claws are strong enough to grip a branch while the cat hangs upside down.

Speaking of hanging upside down, clouded leopards use their incredible feet not just to climb, but those back paws and claws are strong enough to grip a branch while the cat hangs upside down. Um, not sure you want to see that in the jungle!

A bat's back feet are super grippers! These feet can hold a bat upside down while they sleep! They have a special tendon that does not require any energy to keep this grip! Bat feet might just be the coolest!

A bat’s back feet are super grippers! These feet can hold a bat upside down while they sleep! They have a special tendon that does not require any energy to keep this grip! Bat feet might just be the coolest!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wowzers! These are some amazing feet! We love all the incredible foot adaptations! We wonder what the world of reptile and amphibian feet will bring us tomorrow!

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2 thoughts on “AMAZING FEET!

  1. Dangrdafne

    Great info and photos of feet. Mocha wants to know where the monkey feet are. I told him to Google it. Lol

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