Surviving in the Wild

The way animals survive is perhaps one of the most interesting topics of wildlife. Reports of animals, carnivores, omnivores, or herbivores, contains information of attacks from animals whose prey finds a variety of ways to escape. The sly behavior of hunters such as wildcats include ways that they trick other animals into becoming their prey. The black panther (panthera pardus) and other such related cats have been known to wait in the branches of trees above a pool or stream, waiting for some oblivious creature to drink from it, allowing the large cat an opportunity to drop atop them.

What is equally fascinating, however, is the way their prey acts in return. The behavior of mammals such as rhinoceri and whales for example, amazingly is recorded for them having a certain way of making a protective circle against predators with young or weaker inhabitants protected inside the wall formed by others inside the herd or pod. When protection is formed, however, to some animals it means fighting the enemy, not fleeing of any sort, although sometimes all of this is spoiled by fear of one kind or another, such as an elephant’s fear of a barking dog, no matter how small. Although predators have the advantage of teeth and claws, their prey can surprise them by attacking the hunters with their own teeth and hard and well aimed hooves.

In the time of dinosaurs, this was sometimes done with such weapons as an ankylosaurus’s unique tail that could swing and cut the jaw of an approaching tyrannosaurus.

What all this points to, genuinely, is the fact that animals have their own unique and amazing ways of surviving in the wild.

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