Animal Parts

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Animals have special parts that help them grow and live. Read about them below.

Split Hooves

A hoof is an animal toe with a thick, hard covering. Split hooves help animals balance better on soft ground. Pigs, cattle, sheep, and goats all have split hooves.


Sheep grow heavy coats called wool. In cold weather, the wool keeps the sheep warm. In warm weather, too much wool makes them too hot so farmers cut it off.


Cows and horses naturally have long tails. These long bundles of hair help the animals swat away insects.


Female mammals have a special body part called an udder where milk is made. They can use this milk to feed their babies. In today's world, farmers also use milking machines.


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