Cat Got Your Tongue?
The tongues of animals are very similar to the human tongue. Tongues are very useful for an animal, most can’t live without them. They use them to eat, drink, keep themselves clean, keep them cool, and even save their lives! Remember there are tiny bumps on the tongue called papillae? Well animals, like cats, have a ton more papillae than a human. They use it to help groom themselves and to get remaining food off of bones. That is why cats’ tongues are so rough. Sticky tongues, like the tongue of the salamander and frog, are used to help catch bugs and other prey. Salamanders and frogs sometimes have a tongue as long as they are, in some cases even bigger! On the end of frogs' and salamanders' tongues, there is a sticky area. When a frog's tongue snaps out at a bug, the bug sticks right on the frog's tongue. Then, the frog pulls his tongue back into his mouth, enjoying a tasty treat.