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Monkeys defend themselves in a variety of ways that vary from one species to the next. Most rely on a combination of living in social groups, fleeing threats by climbing in the trees and emitting vocalizations that warn ... More »

Dolphins travel in small pods to deter sharks from attacking them, and they avoid predators through the use of echolocation. When attacked, a dolphin's greatest defenses are his maneuverability, powerful tail, nose and t... More »

Skunks defend themselves with a horrible-smelling spray that is strong enough to ward off badgers, foxes, wolves and bears. According to National Geographic, the oily liquid is produced from anal scent glands under the s... More »

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