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.
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
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 agouti, a rodent from tropical South America buries Brazil nuts for later use in case it gets hungry. Because it loses some of the buried nuts, many of the nuts sprout into trees. That's good for the forest and the agouti can always find more nuts.
From deadly venoms to insect repellants to stink bombs, animals produce and use powerful chemicals to attack food and repel danger.
Females red kangaroos are smaller and faster than males. They also have a bluish coat, so they're called "blue flyers.
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.
How do all alligators look different from crocodiles? The standard rule is this: When a croc’s mouth is closed, the fourth pair of teeth on its lower jaw is visible. On alligators these teeth are covered up.
Tusks, spines, and even sharp toenails are just some of the adaptations animals use, to defend themselves from predators.
To defend its young, a tiger will attack an elephant, which can be 20 times the cat's weight. Sounds like any mother who is protective of her young.
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