Glossary

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Native species - 

An animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. that has always lived in a certain area and is naturally found there.

Natural resources - 

Materials found in nature that are used by people, such as sunshine, water, air, soil, minerals, forests, and wildlife.

Necking - 

The neck-swinging behaviorIn biology, an organism's activity in response to its environment. The study of animal behavior is called ethology. seen between male giraffes, usually as part of dominance and courtshipAll behavioral patterns leading to breeding or pair formation. rituals.

Nectar - 

The sugary fluid produced by many flowers and ingested by many insects, some birds, and a few mammals.

Neotropic - 

Having a distribution including Central and South America.

New World - 

Animals native to Central and South America. For example, New WorldAnimals native to Central and South America. For example, New World monkeys are those found in Central and South America. monkeys are those found in Central and South America.

Niche - 

An animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs.'s role within its habitatWhere an animal or plant normally lives and grows..

Nictitating membrane - 

An inner, third eyelid present in many land animals. Some can slide this across the eye (from the inner corner) to clean or protect the eyeball.

Nocturnal - 

Awake and active during the night, asleep during the day.

Nomadic - 

An animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. that roams from place to place, never staying in one area very long.

Non-renewable - 

Natural resourcesMaterials found in nature that are used by people, such as sunshine, water, air, soil, minerals, forests, and wildlife. that do not replenish themselves readily.