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.
A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
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.
People used to think that hippos sweated blood. They do not. Instead, hippo skin secretes red hipposudoric acid, which works like a sunscreen to protect the sparsely haired beast from the burning rays of the sun.
From deadly venoms to insect repellants to stink bombs, animals produce and use powerful chemicals to attack food and repel danger.
Elephants can communicate with each other over a distance of six miles by broadcasting deep, low frequency, rumbling sounds.
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.
Tigers are the largest of all cats. The average natural lifespan of a wild tiger is eight to ten years.
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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