Natural Sciences

Walking animals

The animals that walk are those that have a number of functional legs (minimum two) that allow them to go from one side to the other.

Some species, such as worms , have legs, but their movement is more by dragging. Others use their legs to swim, being that they spend more time in the water than in the terrestrial surface . There are also animals that can swim, walk, and fly as needed, such as certain birds.

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Like most living things , animals often move in search of meeting their basic needs: food, protection from threats, shelter, water, and a mate. Most do not usually settle in one place throughout their lives.

Classification of animals with legs

Walking animals can hunt and traverse large patches of land. They are mostly vertebrate mammals These are the types of animals according to the number of legs they have:

    • Quadrupeds : they are animals with four legs that normally move with all of them, although for minutes they can stay and move only with one pair of legs.
    • Digitigrade : they walk supporting only their toes.
  • Plantigrades : they support the soles of the legs completely on the ground. They have legs conditioned to support rustic and wet floors.

 Examples of walking animals

  • Alcatraz
  • Antelope
  • Spiders
  • Squirrels
  • Ostrich
  • Baboon
  • Buffalo
  • Horse
  • Goats
  • Chameleon
  • Crabs
  • Kangaroos
  • Zebras
  • Pig
  • Chimpanzee
  • Stork
  • Alligator
  • Rabbits
  • Cockroaches
  • The genus Mico
  • Elephant
  • Beetles
  • Scorpions
  • Eudibamus cursoris (extinct reptile that walked on two legs)
  • Seal
  • Chicken
  • Cat
  • Swallow
  • Gorilla
  • Hyenas
  • Common hippo
  • Ants
  • Wild pig
  • Giraffe
  • Jesus Christ lizard
  • Lemur
  • Lion
  • Leopards
  • Cape Jumping Hare
  • Full
  • Wolves
  • Sea lions
  • Parrots
  • Wildebeest
  • Bears
  • Sheep
  • Ducks
  • Little Australian parrots
  • Dog
  • Penguins
  • Cougars
  • Mice
  • Reindeer
  • Rhinoceros
  • Meerkat
  • Tamarin
  • Goeldi’s tamarin
  • Lion tamarin
  • Tigers
  • Black-crowned marmoset
  • Neotropical marmoset
  • Pygmy marmoset or dwarf marmoset.
  • Bulls
  • Turtle
  • Cows
  • Deer
  • Foxes

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