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Just because humans are uncomfortable with the subject of nudity, doesn't mean we're the only species to [[BarbieDollAnatomy get our nudity censored]] in fiction -- it is just as common for regular everyday animals to get this treatment as well.

This is usually a [[LawOfConservationOfDetail concession of realism for the sake of the artist]], as most artists would prefer to avoid drawing an animal's genitals or anus themselves, taboo or no taboo. It can also be a product of stylization, to which animals are especially prone, and which tends to remove unappealing or unimportant features, oftentimes to make them cuter (for example, stylized dogs tend to lack claws and lips). Othertimes (by which we mean most of the time), whether or not Fido has gonads is way beside the point so it's simpler to leave them out unless you mean to draw attention for a narrative purpose or a cheap gag. That's not a form of censorship, it's just LawOfConservationOfDetail (just like how NobodyPoops).

This is technically TruthInTelevision for animals such as birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates, whose genitalia are typically visible only as a small underside 'vent' between the rear limbs (and easy to miss even without feathers or scales to obscure them).

On the other hand, when depicting mammals (save for platypuses[[note]][[PerplexingPlurals Platypi? Platypeese?]][[/note]] and echidnas), there's a common assumption that an animal's natural fur will adequately preserve the creature's modesty. However, observation of most real mammals will show that their fur is actually thinner in those places (so it doesn't get soiled when nature calls, and is easier to clean if it does). Also, many species' coats of fur are just too short to adequately conceal the features of their genital or anal area in the first place. Anyone who has seen a male pig or non-neutered male dog, for example, will have no doubt noticed the prominent pair of features between its rear legs. However, fur mostly concealing the animals genitalia is actually the case in some animals as a rule of thumb, mammals that live further North will have thicker and longer fur and are more likely to justify this as the longer fur protects their naughty bits from the cold.

The sole exception to this censorship in Western media is the four teats of the female cow (and also quite often the [[AnimalGenderBender male cow]]), which are always present, thanks to the iconic image of the country milkmaid. The only time cow udders were ever censored was in the early 1930s, when MoralGuardians became offended by the showing of Clarabelle Cow's bare udders in the [[WesternAnimation/ClassicDisneyShorts 1930 Disney short]] "The Shindig." Other female mammals, even goats, are almost never shown with explicit mammaries, even in scenes where her offspring are shown nursing from her. JapaneseMedia also tends to avert this with male {{tanuki}}, which are often depicted as having gigantic testicles as a symbol of luck.

For the purposes of defining examples, only animals who are mostly or "completely" normal in physical appearance (e.g. not visibly [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism anthropomorphized]]) and animal mannerisms should be considered. For cases where a creature is sufficiently anthropomorphized that the UncannyValley effect might occur (such as with {{Funny Animal}}s in a few cases and ''especially'' with PettingZooPeople), see NonhumansLackAttributes instead.

SubTrope of NonhumansLackAttributes, and related to BarbieDollAnatomy (the human version). Compare FunnyAnimalAnatomy. See also AppropriateAnimalAttire for a broader discussion of modesty and clothing as it applies to animals.

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[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In the ''Anime/GingaDensetsuWeed'' anime, every dog is drawn this way, despite the fact one character is known for [[GroinAttack biting the testicles off]] of his enemies. This is sometimes averted in the manga though, as some panels clearly show genitals and anuses.
* Infamously averted in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', at least with a certain giant armadillo.
* ZigZaggingTrope in ''What's Michael'' and ''Jarinko Chie'': testicles (but nothing else) are shown.
* Totally averted in ''Manga/{{Gon}}''.
* Mostly played straight, but the anus part of this trope is sometimes averted with Chi from ''Manga/ChisSweetHome''
** Also averted a lot wiith Kuroi in the manga, he is shown with a scrotum when seen from behind.
* Played straight in ''Manga/CatParadise'', despite the rather frequent panels with the cats' butts in full view.
* Averted in ''Anime/MyNeighborTotoro'' with the Catbus- when HE jumps down from something, the testicles are definitely there.
* In the anime version of ''Literature/UchoutenKazoku'', tanuki in their animal form are distinctly lacking the attributes that define them in other depictions.
* ZigZaggingTrope in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia''. Animals are usually drawn with anuses, but male animals lack testicles.
* Averted in ''Manga/PocketMonsters'', where Clefairy's penis is shown as a joke a few times (usually involving him peeing).
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[[folder:ComicBooks]]
* Averted in ''Comicbook/{{Bone}}'' with Roque Ja the mountain lion, who when seen from behind has a very prominent scrotum.
* The anus part of this trope is averted with the comic book version of ''ComicBook/TheSmurfs'' cat, Azrael.
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[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* {{Averted|Trope}} by volumes in ''Anime/PomPoko'', where the testicles of the {{tanuki}} are very prominent, both art- and plotwise -- though this is more due to the fact that tanuki having a very large scrotum is an aspect of Japanese folklore than any bizarre decision on part of the director. In the English dub they're called pouches, probably because of the scene where the Tanuki use them to float. But still, they're not fooling anyone...
* Averted in the movie versions of ''Literature/ThePlagueDogs'' The dogs as well as most other animals are drawn anatomically correct.
* ZigZaggingTrope in ''Literature/WatershipDown''. Although the dogs are anatomically correct, the bucks are generally not drawn with anything showing no matter how close the camera comes. With dogs, on the other hand, it's quite obvious.
** TruthInTelevision, male rabbits are very hard to distinguish from female rabbits, the differences in the two sexes' external genitalia are very subtle.
* ''Extremely'' applicable for the rats from ''WesternAnimation/{{Ratatouille}}'', as male rats normally have testicles as big as their snouts. When Remy walks upright, his scrotum really ought to have been dragging on the ground.
* Played painfully straight in ''Disney/{{Dumbo}}'' where all of the circus animals even have to rely entirely on {{Delivery Stork}}s in order for them to have offspring.
* Poor Bruce from ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'' was originally animated with prominent claspers, as would be appropriate for a shark his size. Obviously they didn't make it to the final version.
* ZigZaggingTrope in ''WesternAnimation/SpiritStallionOfTheCimarron'', where the titular horse, as well as the Colonel's horse and the cowboys' mounts, sport a visible sheath in many shots. However, Spirit in particular lacks the necessary features to qualify as a stallion, despite the fact he is always referred to as one. And this isn't due to discretion shots either. Whilst the domestic male horses could realistically be geldings, Spirit doesn't have this possibility, making it particularly jarring for anyone familiar with equine anatomy. What's more, as a foal he seems to even lack a sheath, and again, this is not due to the camera angle being discreet.
* Averted in ''WesternAnimation/TheTripletsOfBelleville''. Bruno is anatomically correct.
* Shows up in ''WesternAnimation/PussInBoots'' and the rest of the ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' franchise where the cats, donkeys, pigs, mice, and other animals don't have the excuse of being rendered in a cartoony style.
* Also shows up with Snowy the dog in the 2012, CGI ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfTinTin'' movie as he doesn't have the excuse to be rendered in a cartoony style.
* Talking Dog urinates on the metallic hand of a giant gorilla in ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirlsMovie'' but otherwise we see nothing on him we shouldn't.
* [[Disney/TheLionKing Pumbaa]] doesn't even have an anus. [[ToiletHumour He can fart]] nonetheless.
* Averted in ''Animation/LeafieAHenIntoTheWild:'' The [[spoiler:weasel's nipples]] are shown in all versions of the film, though it's not for a perverted reason. It appears to be there to [[spoiler: cement the fact that she is the mother of the baby weasels.]]
* Downplayed with Film/HomeOnTheRange, where the cows' udders are almost never seen.
* Averted in the New Zealand-Australian animated film "Footrot Flats: The Dog's Tale" several male animals' genitals can be seen at various points in the film and the female border collie Jess' mammaries can be seen after she's given birth to a litter of puppies, but played straight for the main character an anthropomorphic border collie named Dog who has no visible genitalia but his anus can be seen a few times.
* In ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', this is played straight in the scene with the nudist animals, as the animals don't have visible anuses or genitalia - but the postures of the animals and the camera angles, not to mention Judy's reactions, are [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar strongly suggesting]] what the audience is supposed to see there.
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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the 1933, 1938, and 1976 versions of ''Film/KingKong'', Kong had no nipples.
* Franchise/{{Lassie}} is a female dog (note the root of the name is '''Lass''' not '''Lad''') played by males with their belly hair coiffed very carefully to cover up the naughty bits.
* ''Film/HarryAndTheHendersons'' played this one straight. Harry's fur is a bit thicker in that area, but such doesn't really conceal genitalia in hominids.
* In ''Film/CatsAndDogs'', Lou is played by a couple of different beagles. Any scene in which he rolls on his back (particularly if someone is scratching his belly) will be played by a female, who naturally has less in that department. Despite this, Butch's comment on his immaturity is "He's still got his you-know-whats, for cryin' out loud!"
* Shows up in the ''Film/ScoobyDoo'', ''Film/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'', ''Film/{{Garfield}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/YogiBear'' live-action films, where they don't have the excuse of being cartoon animals.
** A deleted scene from ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack'' involving the Scooby Gang averts this.
* A particularly curious example is in ''Film/SonOfTheMask'' where Otis the dog is partly played by a real dog and partly by horrifying animation. When the dog is real, it obviously has the equipment you would expect but as soon as it puts on the mask and becomes animated the downstairs department is noticeably lacking. This could have been {{Hand Wave}}d as being an effect of the mask itself, had it not been for the fact that the whole premise of the movie is that a human male impregnates his wife whilst wearing the mask.
* [[Film/AliceInWonderland2010 The 2010 version]] of ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'' has the family of bloodhounds. The mother of the puppies has no discernible mammaries, and the father has nothing between his legs with which to create said puppies, even when he flops down on his side in front of the White Queen with his crotch pointed right at the camera.
* In ''Film/RiseOfThePlanetOfTheApes'' none of the apes have any genitalia. Chimpanzees have gigantic testicles, it's impossible to censor their parts without it being obvious.
* Noticeable in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' films with Aslan. When shot from behind we see nothing but his tail - in reality, a lion's testicles are very obvious from this angle.
* Averted with the tiger, Richard Parker in ''Literature/LifeOfPi'' as he is rendered with testicles.
* Mr. Jingles, the mouse from ''Film/TheGreenMile'', was portrayed by about 30 different trained mice. Because it's almost impossible to film a male mouse without catching sight of his very large testicles, all of them would've better been called ''Miss'' Jingles.
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[[folder:{{Literature}}]]
* This trope is invoked in-character in ''Discworld/ThiefOfTime'', when Susan takes a paper tube away from Jason and informs the boy that, no, the cardboard animal which the class is constructing is a ''polite'' horse.
** Possibly a reference to a 19th century joke campaign to clothe animals: "A nude horse is a rude horse." was their slogan.
** Also from Literature/{{Discworld}}, the illustrations in ''Discworld/TheWorldOfPoo'' include rear views of Widdler the dog and of a rabbit. Both avert this trope by including a visible dot for an anus, which is only to be expected in a book all about [[NobodyPoops what comes]] [[AvertedTrope out of one]].
* Very explicitly averted in ''Literature/{{Neuropath}}'' when Tom's dog rolls over and exposes his genitals. Agent Gerard find it hilarious and says it's so big it should get its own website. Then makes up some domain names. ("www.dog-got-a-bone.com")
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Helix}},'' this is {{justified| Trope}} in-universe. ResearchInc Arctic Biosystems has lab rats that have been [[DesignerBabies genetically engineered]] to have no sex organs, which perplexes veterinary pathologist Doreen when she examines one and can't tell if it's male or female.
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[[folder:Music]]
* In the music video to Music/{{Coldplay}}'s "The Adventure Of A Lifetime" the presumably male apes neither have genitalia nor nipples.
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[[folder: Myths & Religion]]
* Japanese statues of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanuki tanuki]] feature the animal with large testicles but a very small or completely lacking penis.
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[[folder:NewspaperComics]]
* ZigZaggingTrope in ''ComicStrip/FootrotFlats''. The trope applies to most of the animal characters, except for Cecil the sheep, who has [[TruthInTelevision very prominent testicles]]. Jess the dog and Dolores the sow also have mammaries when nursing.
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[[folder: Other]]

* Most toy animals, especially if they're aimed at younger children, lack gender specific anatomy. This is particularly true of toy horses such as the I Love Ponies range.
** However, models/toys aimed at older children/collectors often subvert this trope. Whilst model horse brands such as Breyer, Bullyland and Schleich played this trope fairly straight in the past, often depriving their stallion models of appropriate anatomy, most newer models, especially since the start of the 21st century, use sculpture models that are completely intact, even adding teats for the mares in the case of Schleich.
* In heraldry, male mammals are [[AvertedTrope normally depicted with a penis]] if their legs aren't in the way. If the penis is intentionally omitted, the animal is described as "''éviré''".
* For some reason, this trope is commonly averted on Website/{{Deviantart}}, though the attributes are not necessarily in their [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NonMammalMammaries proper places]].
* [[EnforcedTrope Enforced]] in a preposterous way by [[http://christwire.org/2014/08/butt-covers-for-your-cat-and-dog-can-reduce-pet-homosexuality-by-43/ this page]], which seriously claims that [[HeteronormativeCrusader covering your pet's anus with a sticker]] [[UpToEleven will reduce its homosexual tendencies by 43%.]]

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[[folder:{{Pinball}}]]
* ''Pinball/PoliceForce'', set in a WorldOfFunnyAnimals, plays this straight for the most part, as even the animals without pants have no attributes visible.
** Subverted with a tortoise around the bumpers, whose clenched anus can ben seen beneath his shell. It's not normally visible from the player's position at the end of the table, however.
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[[folder:Theme Parks]]
* The mammary side of this trope is interestingly averted with the animatronic goats on the ''Ride/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' ride at Disneyland Park; this is a very rare case of goats being designed with udders.
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[[folder:VideoGames]]
* Some dog lover found the Dog's lack of attributes so annoying in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' that he made a mod that put a modest sheath between his legs... and was promptly accused of interest for bestiality by the community members. This trope is ''strong'' in people's minds.
* The fact that Franchise/{{Pokemon}} lack visible attributes (with exception for Miltank's cow udders, of course) is likely a culmination of its simple visual art style and kid-friendly target audience (and GRatedSex). The actual {{Mons}} can probably be assumed to still possess their attributes...after all, that Berry fertilizer (made in part from their "[[NobodyPoops well, you know...]]") has to come from ''somewhere''....
** Bidoof might be an aversion. The male has [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar two extra bumps]] on the underside of his tail.
* Partial aversion in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII''--no monster has genitalia (or anything we would recognize as it), but a few do seem to have anuses--especially the wolf monsters.
** The wolves in FFXII actually do have female genitalia. Interestingly enough, the giant wolves have a different texture from the regular, and they're noticeably in heat.
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheRound'' has the Mad Tiger enemy, which when knocked into the air is revealed to have a sizeable pair of balls.
* Mostly played straight: The other animals in the realistically rendered video game, ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' don't have any genitals or other "attributes," but the cattle, sheep, and horses do (if you look very closely in the sheeps' and horses' case). Also, the cows are shown with udders. Rufus, the Marston's dog, is shown with an anus, but no genitalia.
* Partial aversion in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia''. Repede has a visible sheath, but no testes, and other dogs, as well as the monsters, are noticabley lacking in the downstairs attributes.
* None of the animals in ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' have genitals, despite [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal most being pantless]]. This is averted, however, with a purchasable tanuki statue the player can buy in-game, which has very prominent testicles. Why the tanuki? Because it's a common trait of the animal in Japanese folklore, where this game was made. The NPC tanuki, Tom Nook, otherwise has no such features and is referred to as a raccoon in the English dub.
* Zig-zagged in ''VideoGame/DogsLife''. Jake has a noticeable sheath in the intro animation but in the game itself he's bare.
* Amaterasu, the main character of ''VideoGame/{{Okami}}, has a spot under her tail that appears to be an anus, averting this trope. However, it gets zigzagged, as she doesn't have any sort of indicator of gender (no vagina or nipples).
* Mr. Tibbs, a cat with a minor role in ''VideoGame/TheLostCrown'', walks with his tail held high in a few scenes where his lack of an anus is apparent.
* Animals in ''VideoGame/ZooTycoon 2'' poop regularly, and some even squat or lift their tails to do so. Most (except for hippos) have no sign of an orifice for them to poop with, however.
** In the "Extinct Animals" expansion pack, aurochs cows have visible udders, but no teats.
* In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'': Averted with the dogs as they show a penis sheath and the cows because they have udders. The cattle and dogs also have an anus. The other animals don't show any genitalia, anuses, other attributes.
** The dachshund on the Dashshound Bus logo in game also shows a penis sheath.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'', horses have visible anuses.
* Fully averted with Toby the dog in ''VideoGame/SherlockHolmes:VideoGame/TheTestamentOfSherlockHolmes''
* The pigs in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'' have nipples. Also, the cows have udders.
* Averted in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters'' series: Blue Mary's dog has a visible sheath.[[http://snk.wikia.com/wiki/Antonio]][[http://smg.photobucket.com/user/CCSchlueter/media/Sprite%20Rips/BlueMaryRyan2001Sheet.gif.html]]
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'':
** Subverted with the Gigginox. A cutscene clearly shows one laying eggs out of one of its orifices. Of course, since it's a reptilian hermaphrodite, any sexual organs are not visible.
** Played straight with the mammalian monsters such as the Rajang, Gamuto, and the Congala. None of these creatures have visible nipples, sexual organs, or anuses. The latter is especially jarring with the Congala considering one of it's signature attacks is via farting.
** This is justified with the reptilian monsters in the series (Rathalos, Tigrex, Lagiacrus, etc.). Reptiles generally have their sexual organs inside them and can only be distinguished by close examination.
* Averted by ''VideoGame/NekoAtsume'', the cats have visible buttholes in some positions.
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[[folder:WebComics]]
* ''WebComic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d when the lizardfolk Gannji complains that he shouldn't have to wear a loincloth: he has a "genital sheathe", meaning it isn't visible 99% of the time anyway.
--->'''Gannji''': I've been walking around without pants this entire time!
** Also played with by the kobold Oracle, who invoked specifically mammalian sexual anatomy to mock Belkar [[spoiler: posthumously]]
--->Welcome to the village of SUCKMYORANGEBALLSHALFLING
Arguably [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] in ''WebComic/OzyAndMillie'' where Ozy [[HalfDressedCartoonAnimal doesn't wear pants]] and apparently has nothing, except when the [[OnceASeason annual]] RunningGag of him losing all his fur happens, in which case he gets [[SceneryCensor covered up in various ways]].
-> '''Millie''': [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar You can tell his religion by looking at him.]]
-> '''Isolde''': Um...
-> '''Millie''': You know, 'cause he has no hair, like a Buddha statue. [[LampshadeHanging Why, what did you think I meant]]?
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* Pretty much any time you see an animated animal belonging to a species that would have external genitalia in RealLife, even [[NearlyNormalAnimal when]] [[SpeechImpairedAnimal they're]] [[TalkingAnimal not]] [[PartiallyCivilizedAnimal anthropomorphized]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'', Odd's dog Kiwi is ''most definitely'' an aversion, as evidenced by the two lumps between his hind legs.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (Also included in Non-Humans Lack Attributes due to civilisation of ponies) attention is constantly inadvertently drawn to their lack of attributes by perpetually raised tails and frequent use of from-behind perspectives.
** The episode "The Best Night Ever" played with this trope. When Spike wants to be let into Rarity's boutique while the ponies are getting ready for the Grand Galloping Gala, she objects by stating they're "getting dressed", to which Applejack immediately points out that they normally don't wear clothes anyway.
** In the episode "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000", Rainbow Dash wakes up Fluttershy early so that they aren't too late to get cider. Rainbow Dash pulls down the covers she's holding up over her, causing her to blush and cover her chest with her forelegs, even though she has no visible genitals or mammaries (which would all be at the other end of her torso) (and they're all almost always nude anyway).
** It gets played for laughs ''again'' in "Make New Friends But Keep Discord": After the Smooze covers Rarity in slime, Discord uses a vacuum to suck the slime off, removing her dress with it. Rarity's response is to [[https://derpibooru.org/899818 cover herself and slink away]], despite the fact that there's nothing to cover. Though Rarity being Rarity, it's easy to believe that she wasn't embarrassed so much about her nudity as being seen without a dress at a high-society event.
* While generally played straight in ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'', one scene in the final episode required Jack to find milk for a lost baby boy, leading to a few depictions of female animals with visible udders, although his attempts to milk the wild animals were not entirely successful.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheOblongs''
** ZigZaggingTrope with the miniature horses in one episode; the horses lack genitals, but they have anuses that look like the letter "x".
** Averted with the dog Scottie, who has both a visible anus and sheath. No testicles are shown, but since he's a dog, he could just be neutered.
* The genital side of this trope is averted with the horses in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill''.
* Averted with ''WesternAnimation/AlmostNakedAnimals.'' The ''duck'' (among others) has nipples.
* Annie/Bigette the goat, a recurring character in ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' has udders.
* Partial aversion in the ''WesternAnimation/SanjayAndCraig'' episode "A Tail of Two Slithers". As the yak leaps over a gate near the end of the episode, his anus can be seen for a couple of frames.
* The cow in the ''WesternAnimation/PrivateSnafu'' cartoon, "Chow Hound," has udders. This cartoon was made during TheForties, when UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode was in effect. However, since Snafu cartoons are US military training cartoons, UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode didn't have an effect on them.
* Averted in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/BeingIan'', a seagull's anus is clearly seen before flying away. Bird poop can be seen falling from the top of the screen seconds later.
* The cow who appears at the end of the 1953 WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}} cartoon, "For Whom The Bulls Toil" has udders. This is notable because this cartoon was made when the UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode was in effect.
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