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Because all organisms vary and different one have different survival characteristics that are selected for. Some organisms are reproductively successful and are selected to survive and pass on this success to their progeny.

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Natural selection 'selects' the fittest animals by having the weak ones die off before they can reproduce.

This way the fittest survive and breed to produce a stronger new generation.

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