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.
You are a mammal. All mammals have four-chambered hearts, three unique ear bones in each ear, they nurse their young, and almost all have hair at some point in their lives.
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.
Did you know that some kangaroos live in trees? Zoo Miami is working with conservationists in northern New Guinea to study and protect wild Matschie's tree kangaroos.
From deadly venoms to insect repellants to stink bombs, animals produce and use powerful chemicals to attack food and repel danger.
Koalas sleep between 18 and 22 hours per day.
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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