Agression

Threatening behavior, acting violent towards another animal

Nature of animal aggression

When parents defend their young from attack by members of their own species. Female mice, defend their young from hungry neighbors. Animals more frequently have aggression over food and shelter. Aggression also is commonly shown when trying to find a potential mate.
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Bears fighting over food/Territory

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Dog threatenting to bite people.

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Most dogs that are aggressive and bite people are family dogs (pets)

60% to 70% of dogs bite children or the elderly

Over aggressiveness in dogs has a number of different causes that all can be traces back to 2 different reasons: poor breeding or poor socializing

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The cat flap or even an open door or window could potentially allow strange cats to invade the home and this can lead to aggressive behavior. Showing aggression because another cat has entered into the cats territory

Aggressive Behavior in Animals