About whiskers
Vibrissae, more generally called Whiskers, are a type of stiff, functional hair used by mammals to sense their environment. These hairs are finely specialised for this purpose, whereas other types of hair are coarser as tactile sensors. Although whiskers are specifically those found around the face, vibrissae are known to grow in clusters at various places around the body. Most mammals have them, including all non-human primates and especially nocturnal mammals.

Whiskers

closeup photo of lion
closeup photo of lion
tilt shift photography of a brown and black cat
tilt shift photography of a brown and black cat
white and gray cat sitting on brown surface
white and gray cat sitting on brown surface
black cat leaning on ceramic tile during daytime
black cat leaning on ceramic tile during daytime
Sweet tabby cat in cute reindeer costume sitting in cozy basket under christmas tree. Portrait of Maine coon dressed in festive deer clothes. Adorable home moments, Happy holidays!
Sweet tabby cat in cute reindeer costume sitting in cozy basket under christmas tree. Portrait of Maine coon dressed in festive deer clothes. Adorable home moments, Happy holidays!
closeup photography of orange, black, and gray tabby cat
closeup photography of orange, black, and gray tabby cat
close-up photography of lioness head
close-up photography of lioness head
selective focus photo of gray tabby cat
selective focus photo of gray tabby cat
person touching cat's head
person touching cat's head
man posing outside
man posing outside
Cute white puppy playing with little kitten on wooden chair on rustic background. Furry friends in new home, adoption concept
Cute white puppy playing with little kitten on wooden chair on rustic background. Furry friends in new home, adoption concept
closeup photo of brown tabby cat
closeup photo of brown tabby cat
closeup photography of gray and black tabby cat laying on white textile
closeup photography of gray and black tabby cat laying on white textile
brown bulls eye cat
brown bulls eye cat
white cat
white cat
gray cat on white textile
gray cat on white textile
Adorable little kitten in hands on white background. Female hands holding cute white and grey kitten. Furry friend in new home, adoption concept
Adorable little kitten in hands on white background. Female hands holding cute white and grey kitten. Furry friend in new home, adoption concept
selective focus photography of gray cat
selective focus photography of gray cat
black cat on white floor mat shallow focus photography
black cat on white floor mat shallow focus photography
brown tabby cat
brown tabby cat