Biology - behaviour

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  • Biology -Animal Behaviour
    • Animals can communicate through Sound - Whales and dolphins can communicate over long distances.
    • Animals can communicate via chemicals such as pheromones eg; dogs mark there territory by weeing on things.
    • Some animals communicate by visual signs like facial expressions, body postures and gestures (honey bees move in a certain way doing the 'waggle dance' when they return to the hive having found food.
    • Reasons why animals communicate: it can help keep the group together, if the see a predator they can warn others, babies can communicate to their parents, hunting in packs and prevents unnessicary fighting.
    • Innate behaviour is behaviour they have inherited.
    • Imprinting is where an animals learns who their parents are and follows them.
    • We can use conditioning to train animals.


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