Behavioral Adaptations -Imprinting
Animals imprint on other animals for their early survival. imprinting appears to exist in some precocial mammal species, it also appears that in other social animals contain features highly similar to those of imprinting. It is now well known that early life experiences play a decisive role in the formation of an animal’s or a person’s affectional system
Dog & ducklings
The duckling imprinted on a dog .
Animaels such as ducks can also imprint on humans
as you may remember, Jacob (wolf) imprinted on Bella's daughter when she was just a new born.
Animaels , for example wolves fight for their territory when other wolves want to steal their territory from them. The fighting is worth it though , because if they when they have food that no other wolves can have because its on their territory. Animals defend their territory for many reasons , shelter, food, to protect younger ones .