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Copy of Animal Body Coverings

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wei ming yip

on 24 March 2013

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(cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr (cc) photo by Franco Folini on Flickr (cc) photo by jimmyharris on Flickr (cc) photo by Metro Centric on Flickr Fur Hide Scales Feathers The dry and scaly body covering
overlaps and protects the
skin underneath.
Scales vary in size, shape,
and arrangement. Fur is the thick coat
of soft hair covering
the skin of a mammal. Animal body coverings are important
as they keep the animal warm
and dry, protect them from
physical danger and help them
hide from their enemies.
Animals must be able to survive
daily life in a range of environmental conditions, including wind, rain, snow,
sun, cold, and heat.
An animal's first line of defense
is a good protective covering.
feathers Animal Body Coverings Birds are the only animals to have feathers, and all birds have them. A bird's feathers protect its skin from injury and keep it warm and dry. Animals such as cows, horses and zebras have hide, which protects their inner organs from injury. Hide is thick and soft.
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