Where an animal or plant normally lives and grows.
A group of females under continual control of a single male.
A process in which young animals are raised by humans in a safe environment until they are large enough to defend themselves successfully in the wild.
An animal that feeds only on plants (herbs, grasses, and vegetables).
A group of animals that travels and feeds together.
The study of reptiles and amphibians./One who studies reptiles and amphibians.
To sleep or be in a dormant state during the winter season. Hibernation is caused by cold, winter conditions.
The rank of an animal within its group. For example, a wolf pack has a hierarchy with the strongest and cleverest wolves being the leaders, and the younger, inexperienced wolves having to follow along.
The area over which an organism travels to obtain its food.
Growths on the head of an antelope, cow, sheep, or goat that are never shed.
The practice of growing and cultivating plants, especially in a garden, nursery, greenhouse, or botanical garden like the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
In biology, a host organism is one that provides sustenance to one or more parasitic organisms.
An area of instability or potential danger. A conservation hotspot is a geographical location where plants and/or animals are in danger of becoming extinct.
The daily care of animals.