Do animals have eyelashes?

Do animals have eyelashes?

Not all animals have eyelashes.

Eyelashes are hair. Mammals with hair or fur have eyelashes. Mammals include horses, cows, antelopes, elephants, kangaroos, and dolphins.

Camel

Camel

Dolphins and whales are mammals. Aquatic mammals do not have eyelashes.

Birds have feathers, not hair, so very few birds have eyelashes. Ostriches, secretary birds, and hornbills have eyelashes.

Fish, aquatic animals, insects, arachnids, reptiles, amphibians, and other non-mammals do not have eyelashes. Some invertebrates do not even have eyes.

 

Hippopotamus

Hippopotamus

White Rhinoceros

White Rhinoceros

White Rhinoceros

White Rhinoceros

Elephant

Elephant

Giraffe

Giraffe

Ostrich

Ostrich

Southern Ground Hornbill

Southern Ground Hornbill

Secretary Bird

Secretary Bird

Secretary Bird

Secretary Bird

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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