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emergent layer


Widely scattered tall trees that break through the canopy of a tropical rain forest.
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cloaca


A body opening that serves both for excretion and for the reproductive organs in reptiles, amphibians, and birds, as well as many fish and some invertebrates.
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echolocation


A means by which bats and certain other animals can find their way, find food, or avoid obstacles by emitting a series of sounds, often inaudible to humans, which echo back from an object and are received by the ear.
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estivation


A sleepy or dormant state caused by hot, dry, summer conditions.
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rabies


A viral disease that affects the nervous system in mammals. It can lead to paralysis and death. Rabies is spread from the bite of one mammal to another.
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aerial roots


Any root exposed to the air.
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aggression


An unprovoked attack made by an animal.
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aggressiveness


The tendency for an animal to attack.
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alarm signal


A communication made by animals to alert others to the presence of a predator or a potential predator. May be visual, vocal, olfactory, etc.
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albino


An animal or plant that has less pigment than normal. An albino animal usually has skin that appears white or transparent; white or nearly colorless hair, feathers, or scales; and pink or blue eyes with a deep-red pupil. An albino plant has less of the chemicals that give plants their normal colors.
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