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9 Interesting Animal Adaptations

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9 Interesting Animal Adaptations

By Animal Planet

In the wild, the will to survive can inspire animals to adapt to their environment in amazing ways. Check out these nine incredible animal adaptations!

1. Living Together

Of all the wonderful adaptations in the animal kingdom, perhaps the most important is the habit of living together in communal or family groups. Animals can derive a lot of benefit from spending time with other members of the same species. They can help each other find food, defend against predators and care for young. Countless species engage in group living, either in herds, colonies, harems, complex societies or loose associations. But perhaps the simplest and most common form of group living in the natural world is that of nuclear families, which may consist of a male/female couple with their young, a single male and various females and young, a group of females and their young, or whatever combination works best.

See: 6 Life Tips from Animals

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10:25AM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

7:04AM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

Nature is amazing!

4:58AM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

Some are pretty obvious, others I wouldn't have thought of so quickly. Interesting.

6:11PM PDT on Jul 15, 2012

Interesting. These things seem so simple but make a big difference.

11:03PM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

Nature is just fascinating. As is evolution. Thanks to Darwin and Wallace, we can understand how things work. Adaption is key to life and there're many counter adaptions as well. One good example is predation in flight. One would think birds can fly off to safety but there's danger in the skies too!

9:39AM PDT on Jul 14, 2012

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10:25AM PDT on Jul 13, 2012

interesting info. thanks.

11:27PM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

Interesting - thanks. though I do feel sorry for the birds that are pushed out of the nest to accomodate the cuckoos.

12:10PM PDT on Jul 11, 2012

miraculous

10:00PM PDT on Jul 10, 2012

Artificial bigness- cool!

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