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 harpy eagle, one of the most powerful birds of prey, can grab monkeys and sloths off trees using its sharp talons.
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.
From deadly venoms to insect repellants to stink bombs, animals produce and use powerful chemicals to attack food and repel danger.
To prevent highways from dividing up Florida panther habitat, wildlife officials provide them with highway underpasses. This helps ensure that the big cats have safe travels. S
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 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.
Tusks, spines, and even sharp toenails are just some of the adaptations animals use, to defend themselves from predators.
Among prides of lions, the female does most of the hunting.
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