- Meerkats defend themselves by standing upright and puffing up their fur. When a group of meerkats does this, it helps scare off predators.
- Other times meerkats hide by stirring up dust so a predator can't see them. By the time the dust clears, the meerkats have escaped into a special burrow called a bolthole.
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Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry behavior Noun
anything an organism does involving action or response to stimulation.
material, usually of plant or animal origin, that living organisms use to obtain nutrients.
Encyclopedic Entry: food hazard Noun
danger or risk.
toxic or containing dangerous chemicals.
animal that hunts other animals for food.
animal that is hunted and eaten by other animals.
ability to live.
poisonous substance, usually one produced by a living organism.