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A ______ is a contest; usually among organisms for resources.
competition
_____________ is an animal that hunts.
predator
__________ is an animal that is being hunted.
prey
_______ can be used to sneak up on prey, or to hide from predators.
camouflage
Animals compete for limited resources such as ___,____, ____, and ____.
water, food, shelter, sunlight
Every organisms has ____ that help it compete for resources.
adaptations
How can the giraffe, antelope and rhino all share one resource?
Because each animal eats a different part of the same tree.
Why do turtles lay 1600 eggs while the cheetah has only two cubs?
Because the chance of survival for the cheetahs is much greater than the survival of the turtles.
A long-term relationship between different kinds of organisms is called _____.
symbiosis
sym - bio - sis
A relationship where two organisms benefit is called ____.
mutualism
Name an example of symbiosis.
ants and aphids,
clownfish and sea anemones, or cleaner fish and sharks
An ___ is a behavior that an organism inherits (or is born with).
instinct
An ___ ______ is a behavior that is learned from parents.
learned behavior
Name two examples of instincts:
building shelter,
finding mates,
hunting prey, or
migrating
Name two examples of learned behaviors:
hunting, talking, eating with utensils