Behavior Adaptation

Territorial Defense

What is Territorial Defense and how does it help?

Territorial defense is when a animal claims a territory their own. This helps by protecting it's self and keeping it's family safe from any danger. An example of territorial defense is when a male lion patrols it's home keeping watch of anything that could be a danger to it's family. Another example of territorial defense is when a dog pee's around it's home, marking it's territory.


Migration is when a animal moves from it's home because of seasonal changes. This helps by letting animals live during the condition they need to survive. An example of migration is when a birds fly's to another place because it's to cold to live there. Another example is a monarch butterflies, they migrate from central U.S. to central Mexico. When it gets cold in the U.S. they fly to Mexico to stay warm.