Animal Competition and Aggression

By: Alicia Aleman

Importance in Environment

In the natural environment, competition and aggression play an important part in ecology and evolution. There are many forms of competition that animals have to go through in their day to day lives. Aggression between animals is also not a bad thing as aggression comes in many forms, for example; predatory and anti predatory. Aggression is also common in several parts of the animal kingdom.
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Boink!

Rams and Bighorn Sheep are well known for butting heads with each other. Their fight just include butting heads with each other. Most of the time, these occur in order to figure out which one will become the more dominant male. The process can take several hours. Rams also fight to mate with the females.


Photo: http://footage.framepool.com/en/shot/991088003-ram-animal-fighting-friendship-male-animal

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Don't Fly Away!

Almost all birds display aggressive behavior when their nest or young are in danger. Defensive behavior in birds can take the form of loud vocalizations, faking injury, or attacking the enemy. The way in which a bird shows this behavior depends on the species of the bird. Birds are usually most aggressive during the nesting period, which takes place in a span of about 2 weeks.


Photo: http://forum.smartcanucks.ca/222624-where-gojays-canada-70-print/