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The paw is characterised by thin, , , hairless covering , , and tissue, which make up the pads. These pads act as a cushion for the load-bearing limbs of the animal. The paw consists of the large, heart-shaped or palmar pad (forelimb) or or plantar pad (rear limb), and generally four load-bearing pads, although there can be five or six toes in the case of and (including ). A pad is also found on the forelimb which is used for additional when stopping or descending a slope in species. Additional can also be present.
A tiger's paw, showing pads
The paw also includes a horn-like, beak shaped on each . Though usually hairless, certain animals do have fur on the soles of their paws. An example is the , whose furry soles help insulate them in their snowy habitat.
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