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closeup of a tiger's eyes
SENSES DEFINITION

Senses are something that animals use to find out information about the world around them so they can survive. Our five senses are sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing.

To better understand how senses work…

SENSES DEFINITION. Senses are something that animals use to find out information about the world around them so they can survive. Our five senses are sight, smell, taste, touch and hearing. To better understand how senses work…

LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!

Tigers have great eyesight.

closeup of a tiger's eye squinting

The tiger uses its two eyes to hunt and find food. After it sees something it wants to eat, it will run and catch it. The spider uses its many eyes to watch for danger.

Tigers have great eyesight. The tiger uses its two eyes to hunt and find food. After it sees something it wants to eat, it will run and catch it. The spider uses its many eyes to watch for danger.
closeup of a tiger's eye squinting

Elephants use their sense of touch.

elephant uses its sense on touch to feel plants

The elephant uses its trunk to explore the world around it and find food to eat. Monkeys use their hands and feet to learn about the world around them and move around in the trees. Some plants use their sense of touch to catch food.

Elephants use their sense of touch. The elephant uses its trunk to explore the world around it and find food to eat. Monkeys use their hands and feet to learn about the world around them and move around in the trees. Some plants use their sense of touch to catch food.
elephant uses its sense on touch to feel plants

Mice have a great sense of smell.

mouse uses its sense of smell to sense danger

Mice don’t see very well, but they use their great sense of smell to find food and watch out for danger. Pigs also have a very good sense of smell and can even find food buried underground.