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.
Females red kangaroos are smaller and faster than males. They also have a bluish coat, so they're called "blue flyers.
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.
The earliest known fossils of modern humans, Homo sapiens, were found in Africa. They date back roughly 200,000 years.
From deadly venoms to insect repellants to stink bombs, animals produce and use powerful chemicals to attack food and repel danger.
The African weaverbird expertly ties knots, crafting a complex nest with two rooms plus an entryway. It stands on one foot as it ties knots with its beak and other foot.
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.
About a quarter of all the discovered, described animals on earth are beetles.
Tusks, spines, and even sharp toenails are just some of the adaptations animals use, to defend themselves from predators.
The reticulated giraffe has a bluish tongue. This adaptation prevents the tongue from getting sunburned.
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