Thursday, March 10, 2016

Which Animals Sweat?

We know how animals keep their cool during the heat. So which animals sweat? Science shows that Humans carry two sweat glands. One type that you can see on the top layer of your skin to regulate your body temperature. The second is a forms into droplets. Imagine areas like your armpits. Most animals do have this sort of sweat gland but mostly around the face and mouth and anus. 

Dogs and Cats
Sweat glands are located on their foot pads. This is called an apocrine gland to help them cool off. 

Horses sweat to keep their body cools. A part of the horse's brain called the hypothalamus senses the increase. It sends signals rushing out to sweat glands distributed in his skin.

Genetically apes are the closest to humans. They also sweat around their armpits just like humans.

Bats keep cool using their tounge but are mammals and sweat as well. 

Other animals that sweat
sloth, lemurs

Do you know any other animals that sweat? Let us know in the comments below. 

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