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Why do animals need tails?

Nature Story: Why do animals need tails?

People do not have tails and live fine without thinking about it, but once a purring cat passes by, a thought can come to our eager mind: "Why does the cat need this thing?". Let's investigate the main advantages of having a tail.


Tails are different and have different functions. Thus we have to take a look at every tail individually.

Interesting fact: warm-blooded animals move their tails vertically, while cold-blooded animals move them horizontally.


Thus we found out that tails are vital for animals in wildness. As for people, we move by feet and do not need to be on trees. We lost our tails as the result of the evolution.



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100 Comments
Paula M Hodges
What about cats using their tails as communication? Fluffed out, as defense, between their legs, submission, twitching as impatience, aggression or alertness, and curling around their humans leg as a sign of love.
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Nov 8, 2017 6:46PM
johnginnane
Peacocks use their tail feathers for balance and to attract females for partnering...emus & ostrigers also use their tails for balance the eagles use their tails to stear themselves when close to the ground when catching prey also the platypus uses its tail similar to a rudder when under water...I knew most of your information I hope my information is correct?
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Feb 2, 2020 9:24PM
flanderschristy
I knew most of these but not all. Interesting. I would also add that since most animals have legs but no arms or hands, they use there tail the way we use our hands & arms. Example: Horses & cows use there tails to swat flies away, we use our arms & hands. Thanks for the info!
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Aug 24, 2021 9:12AM
Sean Braden
Very interesting I did not know that warm blooded and cold blooded animals move their tails differently. I thought all animals moved their tails in basically the same way.
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Jul 26, 2020 4:18PM
Helga U. Williams
bbbuckshot, I thought the same thing!
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Jul 12, 2020 4:43PM
coybandy
Most animals tails are used for your first warning. Yes why wasn't there anything abt dogs or cats?...
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May 17, 2020 2:20AM
hoke garnto
Very interesting information. Something that I did not know. I learnt something new today.
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May 8, 2020 4:26PM
mmariano
Interesting facts and information.
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Feb 23, 2020 11:37AM
jannapharm
bbbuckshot, Yes, you are very right
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Jan 13, 2020 8:33PM
Michele Watson
Interesting information
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Dec 8, 2019 7:11PM
bbbuckshot
Our God, Jehovah is awesome
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Nov 13, 2019 8:01PM
Helen Christopulos LoBosco
stellaclaude, Maybe.
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Sep 7, 2019 5:12PM
Helen Christopulos LoBosco
Good information!
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Sep 7, 2019 5:12PM
Sherry Wallis
I think properly, animals use their tails as counterbalances rather than rudders.
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Aug 9, 2019 4:27PM
pamela h
Interesting information, but it didn't say anything about cats and dogs
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Jul 22, 2019 5:19AM
bblanca
It’s great to know this tail uses of an animals. Thanks.
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Jul 21, 2019 7:30PM

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