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Prey Definition

Prey is an animal that is hunted for food by another animal. For example, wolves catch rabbits or deer to survive.

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Animals Need Food

Fun Facts

  • Wolves hunt in groups to catch rabbits, deer, or sheep.
  • Insects are the prey of Savannah monitors.
  • An ecosystem needs predators and prey to stay in balance.

Why Do We Need To Know About Prey

People who work with wildlife must know how animals hunt and what they eat.  Learning about the animals that get eaten shows why it's important to protect all kinds of life.   A balanced ecosystem helps animals survive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do animals need food?
Animals need food to live and grow. Without it they would not survive.
What kinds of things does a porcupine like to eat?
Porcupines eat leaves, bark and berries, which all come from plants. It is one of many animals that eats plants.
How does a Savannah monitor find its food?
It uses its tongue to smell for food. It can use its tongue to figure out which direction the food is located. Savannah monitors like to eat bugs.
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