by Mary Hoff
Walk, paddle, swim, jump, cling, hold, dig, keep warm, stay cool—feet do all these things and more.
Feet come in many shapes and sizes. The way feet look and the way they work are related to what they do. But all feet of animals with bones have the same basic parts.
Different animals rely on different parts of their feet for locomotion, or moving around. Some animals walk on the soles of their feet. Others travel on their toenails, also known as hooves. And some move around on their toes.
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