Answered By: Marg Mannseichner
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2017     Views: 23

Hi Landon!

I found a neat website that explains why dogs and cats (and other animals) have tails. Animals use them to communicate or talk with each other, for protection and to help with swimming. Special glands in their tails, squirt scents so that they can smell and get to know each other. Sounds funny and weird!

Here's the website if you want to read more:

http://www.vetstreet.com/our-pet-experts/whats-the-deal-with-tails


 Here are some games to help you understand more about Animal Adaptations or why animals have fur or claws or other things to help them survive.

PowerKnowledge Life Science: Look under Animals (login info ison your password sheet)

http://www.pklifescience.com/

 

Eco Kids - Animal Adaptations game

http://www.ecokids.ca/pub/eco_info/topics/climate/adaptations/index.cfm

National Geographic - Arctic Adventures game

http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngexplorer/0211/games/game.cgi

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