Why are animals soft?

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Why are animals soft?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Animals are soft because they have things like muscles, skin, and fur. These parts are stretchy and squishy, just like the stuffed animals you might cuddle with. Muscles help them move, and fur or feathers keep them warm and protected. All these soft parts make animals comfortable to touch and help them live happy, healthy lives!

Anonymous 0 Comments

Most of biochemistry depends on water being a medium that all the little cellular reactions take place in. Animals are basically big bags of water with lots of little microstructures keeping it all somewhat stabilized.

If you take away that water, nothing can really live. Just a limitation of our chemistry. Most hard structures in animals – shell, chitin – are actually dead.

Anonymous 0 Comments

They are filled with meat?

Anonymous 0 Comments

Which animals are you thinking of? As some animals are quite hard – crabs for example. Coral even more so.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Should have specified animal fur/ hair

Anonymous 0 Comments

My dog is very soft, but his breed was domesticated and probably bred for softness. That’s probably not the case with wild animals – I once had a chance to pet a bear cub that was captured in our summer camp, sedated to be tagged and then put back in the wild. I touched it when it was out of it, and it wasn’t really soft. Sure, compared to concrete it was soft, it is still a living organism that doesn’t have a shell, but it was so tough, it’s for felt like nails.