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Fun Farm Facts Friday – February 20th

Today’s Fun Farm Fact is my favorite so far! Have you ever gotten a good look at a goat’s eye?

Warner from The Freckled FarmTheir pupil is rectangular! This is the case with many pray animals. I have had so many people comment about how “freaky” it looks, but there is actually a reason for this. Round pupils, like the ones that humans have, allow for a panorama view of 160-210 degrees. Rectangular pupils however allow for a panorama view of 320-340 degrees! Meaning that goats can see almost all the way behind themselves without having to turn their heads. This helps protect them from predators. It is also believed that the rectangular pupils allow them to have better, more heightened night vision.

 

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