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What Kinds of Animals Have Bellybuttons?

Do you know how you got your bellybutton? Humans get their bellybuttons from their moms’ umbilical cords. When it gets cut off, it leaves a little bit. That becomes our bellybutton.

What kinds of animals do you think get bellybuttons?

If you guessed mammals, you’re right. Although there are a few exceptions like monotremes, the other mammals get their bellybuttons the same way we do — from their moms’ umbilical cords. (A monotreme is a mammal that lays eggs, like the platypus.)

Some animals without bellybuttons are birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish.

Some animals with bellybuttons are tigers, lions, rats, cats, dogs and even whales.

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