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.
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?
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 reticulated giraffe has a bluish tongue. This adaptation prevents the tongue from getting sunburned.
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.
The Baikal seal is the world's only seal species that lives exclusively in fresh water, specifically in Asia's Lake Baikal.
Tusks, spines, and even sharp toenails are just some of the adaptations animals use, to defend themselves from predators.
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.
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