Hunters and Hunted

Animals in Africa

The African night is not for sleeping. A lot is going on there. The hunters are lying in ambush and the preys are on alert. Predators are mammals. Scientifically they are called carnivores. But other predatory vertebrates such as cats, jackals, hyenas and crocodiles are colloquially termed »predators«. They feed on meat but are not very selective in doing so. As they are not specialised in one type of animal but eat all vertebrates as well as carrion, they are called opportunistic feeders, which means they target the food that is easiest for them to catch, in the shortest time and with minimum energy input.

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  • Targetgroups: Sek I,Sek II
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