Defensive Weapons

Some animals and plants have impressive defensive structures which they use to protect themselves.  Others use dangerous chemicals to harm or kill attackers. Some scare off their predators with bright warning colours and patterns, while others use colours for camouflage and confusion.  Animals also use their keen senses to detect predators and escape.

Warning Colours 
Detect Predators
Chemical Defence

Animals that kill and eat other animals. Does not include parasites, which do not kill their victims.


Adaptions designed to detect stimuli, including sight, sound, taste, touch, smell and the ability to detect extremely low-frequency vibrations and weak electrical fields.