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ADAPTATION
A CHARACTERISTIC THAT HELPS AN ORGANISM SURVIVE INITS ENVIRONMENT OR REPRODUCE
BEHAVIOR
ALL ACTIONS AN ANIMAL PERFORMS
INSTINCT
AN INBORN BEHAVIOR PATTERN THAT AN ANIMAL PERFORMS CORRECTLY THE FIRST TIME
IMPRINTING
A PROCESS IN WHICH CERTAIN NEWLY HATCHED BIRDS OR NEWBORN MAMMALS LEARN TO FOLLOW THE FIRST OBJECT THEY SEE
AGGRESSION
A THREATENING BEHAVIOR THAT ONE ANIMAL USES TO GET CONTROL OVER ANOTHER
SOCIETY
A GROUP OF CLOSELY RELATED ANIMALS THAT WORK TOGETHER FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE WHOLE GROUP
CIRCADIAN RHYTHM
BEHAVIOR CYCLE THAT OCCURS OVER THE PERIOD OF APPROXIMATELY ONE DAY
HIBERNATION
A STATE OF GREATLY REDUCED BODY ACTIVITY THAT OCCURS DURING THE WINTER
MIGRATION
REGULAR PERIODIC JOURNEY OF AN ANIMAL FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER AND BACK AGAIN FOR THE PURPOSE OF FEEDING OR REPRODUCING
MIMICRY
the imitating of other people’s voices, gestures, or appearance, often for comic effect
CAMOUFLAGE
the devices that animals use to blend into their environment in order to avoid being seen by predators or prey, especially coloration
MUTALISM
a relationship between two organisms of different species that benefits both and harms neither.
SYMBIOSIS
a cooperative, mutually beneficial relationship between two people or groups
COUNTER SHADING
a pattern of coloring on an animal’s skin or coat where the upper parts are darker than the lower, counteracting the effects of sun and shade and camouflaging the animal