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An Emperor Penguin Moulting
An Emperor Penguin Moulting

When an animal Moults, it sheds it's fur, feathers or skin so that it can be replaced.

Mammals and birds mould so that they can keep their fur or feathers in good condition, to adjust their insulation, or so that they can be ready to breed.

Arthropods, such as insects, moult so that they can grow.

Associated Terms: Moulting, Moulted, Molting, Sloughing, Shedding


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