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Lions rely on powerful vocal chords, long and pointy claws, rough tongues and flappy skin around their abdomens to survive in their native habitats. Like most animals, lions use their vocal chords to communicate with eac... More »

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Some of the mountain lion's adaptations include keen vision and sensitive hearing. It also has powerful jaws, enabling it to strangle or crush the neck of its prey with a single bite. More »

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Thanks to their facial horns, bulk and thick skin, adult rhinoceroses have very few predators. These adaptations, which are elements that animals evolve in order to thrive in their habitats, are very important for their ... More »

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Pumas have exceptionally long hind legs and spinal columns, long cylindrical tails, plain-colored coats, large paws, wide-set eyes, acute hearing, microscopic hooks on their tongues and curved canine teeth. Pumas are con... More »

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With light slender bodies, long legs and a very flexible spine for maximum stride length, cheetahs are built for speed. They run on the tips of their toes, and their claws are only partially retractable, being used for t... More »

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The cheetah has made a number of behavioral adaptations to increase survival chances, which range from staying close to the mother when young to avoid predators and the mother hiding cubs in holes or bushes while she gat... More »

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Behavioral adaptations of jaguars include the ability to swim, nocturnal lifestyle and hunting techniques. Like other large cats, jaguars practice a unique method of killing prey, called occipital crunching. They pierce ... More »

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