Nature’s balance depends on a web of predatory animals that have teeth, claws, speed and other adaptations for catching their food. This balance also hinges on prey animals with clever defenses to avoid becoming food.
The giant anteater's sticky tongue is up to 2 feet long. Using this spaghetti-thin structure it can eat as many as 30,000 ants and termites a day.
Different kinds of aquatic (water-dwelling) animals use similar tricks of the survival trade. This section demonstrates this point with a look an aquatic bird and a water-loving mammal.
From deadly venoms to insect repellants to stink bombs, animals produce and use powerful chemicals to attack food and repel danger.
The American greater flamingo gets its pink color from the algae and tiny crustaceans it eats.
In the wild world of nature, survival often depends on sitting in one place and looking like something you’re not. It’s all about adaptations that fool the eye.
A cheetah can sprint up to 70 miles per hour, and never get a speeding ticket! At top speed, the cat's is completely free of the ground most of the time.
Tusks, spines, and even sharp toenails are just some of the adaptations animals use, to defend themselves from predators.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
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