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.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
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 reticulated giraffe has a bluish tongue. This adaptation prevents the tongue from getting sunburned.
Tusks, spines, and even sharp toenails are just some of the adaptations animals use, to defend themselves from predators.
Females red kangaroos are smaller and faster than males. They also have a bluish coat, so they're called "blue flyers.
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