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.
Tigers are the largest of all cats. The average natural lifespan of a wild tiger is eight to ten years.
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.
Elephants can communicate with each other over a distance of six miles by broadcasting deep, low frequency, rumbling sounds.
From deadly venoms to insect repellants to stink bombs, animals produce and use powerful chemicals to attack food and repel danger.
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.
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.
Koalas sleep between 18 and 22 hours per day.
Tusks, spines, and even sharp toenails are just some of the adaptations animals use, to defend themselves from predators.
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.
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