Animals share many of our senses, but can use them in very different ways. Snakes, bats and cheetahs have senses optimised for hunting and migrating in different environments.
- Different sensory systems are needed for different environments.
- Bats use their hearing to find food in a process called echolocation.
- Bears can smell honey from 3 miles away.
- Some animals, like migratory birds and turtles, have an extra sense that allows them to know which way is north.
Different animals live in very different sensory worlds.
The way an animal sees, hears, smells or feels its surroundings can be entirely different from our own experience.
And some animals even have extra sensory systems that we don't have.
The cobra has two eyes just like us, but the light receptors in ...