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

Przewalski’s Horse
Gaur
Visayan Hornbill
Red-Legged Seriema

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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