Do These Animals Have Belly Buttons?

Children come out with all sorts of questions, some important, some, not so much. They generally come out with these questions around bedtime. Anything to stall the inevitable drift into slumberland. One night a few weeks ago, the Mrs was putting Alice to be when she came out with...

This may seem like a simple question to answer but do you know the answer for certain? This isn't something I have ever been asked or even thought about. I mean, why the frig do I care if a pig has a belly button or not?

It turns out they do have belly buttons but they are just a bit harder to find.

What other animals have belly buttons Rich? I hear you ask.

Well, the below list of animals I hand picked and did a quick search to find out whether they had a belly button or not. You're welcome.

  • Sharks - Only for a few weeks after giving birth
  • Chimpanzee/Gorilla - Yes
  • Duck-Billed Platypus - No
  • Kangaroo - No
  • Koalas - No
  • Panda - Yes
  • Tiger - Yes
  • Penguin - No
  • Parrots - No
  • Cats - Yes
  • Dogs - Yes
Basically, if an animal has a baby like we do and not in an egg like birds, they will have a belly button as the umbilical cord will be attached.

I hope that has settled some of those niggling questions that I know you've all had. 

What random questions have your children asked you in the last week?

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