The Hunt - page 6

THE GAME OF HIDE-AND-SEEK
between
predators and prey can be complex in a
forest. With so many hiding places for prey,
predators have to work especially hard. Most
rely on solitary stalking. But where stealth is
a strategy, the prey have counter-strategies,
community warning systems being one of
them. There are a few cooperative hunters –
the chimpanzees and the tarsiers, for example –
but the most successful of all are the most tiny
predators, the army ants.
Mother harpy.
The top aerial predator in tropical American rainforests is
the harpy eagle, and a female is the biggest of all. For her huge chick to
reach maturity, it needs a two-year supply of monkey and sloth protein.
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