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Animal defense adaptations
Why are defense mechanisms so important to animals?
Defense mechanisms are very important to all animal life. Animals in every biome must eat to survive. With predators being high on the food chain and always on the lookout for a meal, prey must constantly avoid being eaten. Adaptations that prey employ adds to the chances of survival for the species.
What are the adaptations that animals use to survive?
Adaptations that prey employ adds to the chances of survival for the species. Some of these adaptations include defense mechanisms that can give prey an advantage against their enemies. There are several ways animals avoid falling prey to a predator. One way is very direct and comes naturally.
Which is an example of a defensive adaptation?
Smelly, stinging, or bad tasting organisms usually have some means of warning potential predators to leave them alone. Often these adaptations, known as aposematic appearance, take the form of bold color patterns that stand out dramatically against the background.
Which is the best defense of an animal?
The Texas Horned Lizard is a scary-looking creature. Brown, plump and perfectly camouflaged in its native sandy environment, its first line of defense is its spiky demeanor. If the sharp spikes and horns don't ward off predators, the lizard steps it up a notch and squirts a well-aimed stream of blood out of its eyes.