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 reticulated giraffe has a bluish tongue. This adaptation prevents the tongue from getting sunburned.
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 Baikal seal is the world's only seal species that lives exclusively in fresh water, specifically in Asia's Lake Baikal.
From deadly venoms to insect repellants to stink bombs, animals produce and use powerful chemicals to attack food and repel danger.
Tigers are the largest of all cats. The average natural lifespan of a wild tiger is eight to ten years.
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.
Have you heard? Asian elephants have smaller external ears than African elephants, but Asian elephants hear just as well as their African cousins.
Tusks, spines, and even sharp toenails are just some of the adaptations animals use, to defend themselves from predators.
The largest American alligator on record measured 19 feet, 2 inches, and it lived in Louisiana.
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