All About Mammals Pg 2


All mammals have fur or hair.  

Sometimes it's long hair covers their entire body  lhasa apso

doberman Sometimes it's very short hair or there are just a few strands.

Even mammals that swim under the water (like dolphins and whales) have hair.  Though you would need a magnifying glass to see the fine hair on the lips of a young whale.

hair is dead


Mammals are the only animals with true hair.  Hair are dead cords of a substance called keratin which is also what our fingernails are made from.  The most important part is that hair is dead.


What looks like hair on a fly or a spider actually contains living parts of the animal.

That means if you cut a spider's hair it would HURT!  (er, the spider)


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