Asked in Health
Why do you have belly bottons?
before birth, the fetus is attached to the placenta (which feeds it) by the umbilical cord. when the baby is born, the doctor cuts the umbilical cord. a few days later, the piece of the umbilical cord that was still attached to the baby falls off the belly, leaving a small rise in the belly: the belly button. of the next decade and a half or so, the rise in the belly sinks in and becomes a small cave. ...
Asked in Zoology or Animal Biology
Why animals have no belly button?
The belly button is the scar formed by the umbilical cord. All mammalian animals (apart from the monotremes - echidnas and platypuses), had one as fetuses. It's just that with fur and another skin texture, they don't form such visible scars as humans do....
Asked in Cats (Felines)
Where are the belly buttons on cats?
In approximately the same place as they are in humans: midline, towards the rear of the cat's belly. However, the scar is not anywhere near as obvious as it is on humans; typically it is quite flat and only distinguishable from the surrounding area because no fur grows on it.. ...
Do flamingo's have belly buttons?
No, flamingos are birds, therefore, they lay eggs. The only reason humans have belly buttons is because that was where the umbilical cord was attached. Seeing as eggs aren't attached by an umbilical cord, they don't have belly buttons. ...