Chapter 3

Digitigrades (Intermediate-Speed Land Animals)

A digitigrade animal is one that stands or walks on its digits, or toes, by definition, although I see it more as the ball of the foot or pad of the hand. Digitigrades include walking birds, cats, dogs, and most other mammals. They are generally quicker and move more quietly than other mammals. Let's start with man's best friend.



The most common of animals is the digitigrade class due to our household pets, cats and dogs. They are great to study since you can touch them and feel their ...

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