Of all the land mammals that have paws, which land mammal is the only one that does not have paw pads?
Mammals are vertebrate (backboned) animals with fur or hair, a neocortex (a region of the brain) and the females have mammary glands to feed milk to their young. Mammals include humans, cats, dogs, horses, bears, rats, mice, rabbits, hares, weasels, elephants, etc.
A paw is an animal’s foot with claws and paw pads.
Not every mammal has paws. Ungulate (hoofed) mammals do not have paws – they have hoofs (or hooves).
Paw pads are hairless, usually dark-coloured or pink-coloured cushions on the soles of the feet of some land mammals. Paw pads help animals to grip the ground, making it easier to walk and run over its land terrain.
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