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.
Warning: greater one-horned rhinos can urinate backward ten feet or more to either mark territory or to spray at any animal sneaking up on it.
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.
How do all alligators look different from crocodiles? The standard rule is this: When a croc’s mouth is closed, the fourth pair of teeth on its lower jaw is visible. On alligators these teeth are covered up.
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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