The adaptations of predators and prey are vital for their survival, and help to drive the evolution of species.
- Predators are animals that kill other animals for food - their prey.
- Predators have evolved a number of physical and behavioral adaptations to help catch their prey.
- The cheetah uses its camouflage to stalk prey at close range.
- Animals who are preyed upon have also adapted to outwit the predators, e.g. a seal's whiskers are sensitive to sound vibrations and can detect even slight movement of polar bears.
Predators are animals that kill other animals for food – their prey.
The attacking predator, and defending prey, each make life and death decisions.
Finding the right strategy is a complex task.
Predators have evolved a range of physical and behavioural adaptations to catch their target.
If this lioness attacks the zebra from …
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