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 earliest known fossils of modern humans, Homo sapiens, were found in Africa. They date back roughly 200,000 years.
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.
Among the rhinos play list of vocal sounds are: mooing, honking, groaning, roaring, honking, snorting, and shrieking. How many of those sounds can you make?
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.
Have you heard? Asian elephants have smaller external ears than African elephants, but Asian elephants hear just as well as their African cousins.
Tusks, spines, and even sharp toenails are just some of the adaptations animals use, to defend themselves from predators.
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