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Animal Behavior

This category is for questions about an animal's visible muscular activity that constitutes behavior, as well as the proximate and ultimate causes.

Asked in Animal Behavior, Dolphins and Porpoises

What adaptations does the dolphin have?

Dolphins have adapted to their environment in the following ways: Fin shape: a dolphin's tail goes up and down to help it dive up to get air (compared to a fish's back fin which moves side to side). The shape of their fins also helps to propel them through the water. To help dolphins save oxygen while they dive underwater, their heart beats slower during a dive and their blood is diverted from other parts of the body to their heart, lungs, and...
Asked in Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species, Animal Behavior, Beavers, Otters

Do river otters kill beavers?

This information is according to information from Wikipedia Mammals are rarely consumed by river otters and are not a major dietary staple.Mammals that are preyed upon by otters are characteristically small or are a type species found in riparian zones.[The few occurrences of mammals found in the river otter's diet include: Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus); Meadow Voles (Microtus pennsylvanicus); Eastern Cottontails (Sylvilagus floridanus); and Snowshoe Hares (Lepus americanus). There are varying records of otters preying upon beavers (Castor canadensis). Otter predation on beavers has been reported in...
Asked in Animal Behavior, Animal Health, Slugs and Snails

What role does the shell play for the snail?

they are their home to protect them from predators. I also provides support for their orgns and muscles. ...
Asked in Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species, Animal Behavior, Wolves

Do wolves hunt mostly during daytime hours?

No, wolves will hunt at night because their prey might not be able to see them, and their night vision is better than their day vision......Wrong! actually they hunt both, day and night. (im someone improving this answer btw lol) ...
Asked in Animal Behavior

Why do animals move in different ways?

Animals have different body structures, so they move differently. They have different structures because of MANY years of evolution. Animals living in different areas with different landscapes had to get around differently, so they adapted. And they also had to get food from hard-to-reach places, so they adapted. Like a giraffe has a long neck for tree leaves and a wolf has long legs to chase and catch prey. Monkeys have those flexible limbs for climbing and tails for balance while dwelling...
Asked in Animal Behavior, Llamas

When DO Llamas prance in the moonlight?

10:37. See related questions.
Asked in Animal Behavior

What is a wild animal's lair?

A lair is defined as a home or habitat in which an animal lives in. So, where an animal lives or coexists would depend on the type of animal. For example: Apes typically live in tropical rainforests. Sharks dwell and coexist underwater. Birds spend most of their time flying in the sky; in general, birds tend to build their homes in hollow-trees so that they're closer to their homes. So a wild animal's lair simply is where it lives and coexists with others...
Asked in Animal Behavior, Penguins, Galapagos Islands

Does the Galapagos penguin live in a pod or pack or herd?

The term pod refers to whales and dolphins, Pack refers to land predators, and herd to large herbivores. Penguins live in a colony where each pair of birds is self sufficient. ...
Asked in Animal Behavior, Snakes

Do all snakes hibernate?

No - not all. Only those living in temperate climates (where the winter temperature drops very low) need to hibernate. Snakes actually brumate, not hibernate. It's like hibernation, but they just slow down, not go to sleep for months. ...
Asked in Dog Breeds, Dog Behavior, Animal Behavior, Pugs

How long does it take for a pug to get pregnant?

when she is in heat. (on her period) most fertile days are the 11th-15th
Asked in Lions, Animal Behavior

What is a physical adaptation of a lion?

Their teeth and claws are the adaptations that get the most attention.
Asked in Computer Mouse, Care of Mice and Rats, Animal Behavior

Where does the mouse sleep?

In his best nest, usually lined with torn shreds of paper or bark or preferrably, cat fur. ...
Asked in Land Mammals, Animal Behavior, Human and Animal Interaction

Which animal eats dead human bodies from graves?

Most decomposers, including worms and insects, will eat rotting human flesh. But there are no decomposers who specialize in dead human consumption. ...
Asked in Whales, Animal Behavior

Why do birds migrate and animals hibernate?

Birds such as Geese and Ducks migrate due to the cold tempuratures in the Northern states, causing the lakes and rivers to freeze over, making it impossible to land on the water to reach their main and almost only source of food, weeds and small fish. Birds such as Robins migrate because their main diet consists of berries and nuts, and usually they are not available during the winter and therefore must migrate to the South where the berries grow year-round. However,...
Asked in Animal Behavior

What animal makes the snarl sound?

tigers,bears,lions,cheetas,angry dogs,jaguars,dingoes,wolves,foxes,hyenas,puma,lepord,white tigers that is a list of all snarling animals ...
Asked in Cows and Cattle, Animal Behavior

How do you make cows trust you?

Be the one providing feed and treats for them. Soon they'll get to know you and even trust you. Another answer: Always be gentle and calm around them. It helps to talk or hum continually around them so you never surprise them. Stay in their field of vision as much as possible. Let the cows do things at "cow speed" and don't try to rush or harry them. Some breeds and individual cows have calmer dispositions as an inherited trait, so you may...
Asked in Farm Animals, Animal Behavior, The Moon

How do animals react to a full moon?

It's just like any other night, they don't react to it. The old tales about wolves howling at the moon are fake. They are actually howling fora companion or there pack. ...
Asked in Animal Behavior, Penguins, Food Chains and Food Webs

What animal eats penguins?

The best known predators are the leopard seals, but there are also fur seals, and whales and sharks. ...
Asked in Animal Behavior, Orcas (killer whales)

Are killer whales violent?

Killer whales are wild animals and so should be treated with respect. They do not always kill everything they see, and there have been very few cases of Orcas (Killer Whales) harming humans in the oceans, despite divers having filmed their social behaviour while in close proximity. They have a highly developed social structure and research now suggests they share a common language. There have been recent occasions of Orcas acting violently in captivity although with their high intelligence they probably detest being...
Asked in Animal Behavior, Chipmunks and Squirrels, Skunks

Do skunks hibernate?

Skunks, like bears, go into a state of torpor. This is a very groggy sleep that is intermittent and can be interrupted by periods of time awake and active. Hibernation is a physical state where the body significantly drops in temperature and the creature is immobile for a very long time. A hibernating animal almost looks dead and takes a very long time to wake up. An animal in torpor can be woken more easily, which is why it isn't safe...