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predation

[prə′dā·shən]
(biology)
The killing and eating of an individual of one species by an individual of another species.
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They have no natural predators so the mortality is down to the weather.
They say lynx would help solve the problem of over-population of deer, as there are no natural predators left.
Containing Sumatran tigers - which would ordinarily establish a territory of many miles and who are natural predators - in a limited environment can only aggravate their temperament.
Without natural predators at higher elevations, the beetle populations are left to grow unchecked.
The public has been asked to join in a month-long hunt for the invasive species, which, lacking natural predators, snacks on native birds, deer, bobcats and other large animals.
Deer, elk and other big herbivores cause surprisingly extensive damage to forests and streams when their populations surge as a result of killings of their natural predators such as wolves and bears, says a new study by two Oregon State University professors.
Beautiful, realistic artwork illustrates this dramatic story, which focuses on a plover family that struggles to raise its children in spite of natural predators, harsh weather conditions, and more.
But don't be hasty with insecticide; it will damage natural predators.
Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, said feral hogs are becoming problematic even in urban areas like the one he represents, and asked whether feral hogs had any natural predators.
With no natural predators to stop it, the snake population exploded and began gobbling up the island's native wildlife.
Beachgoers, pets and natural predators can all disturb the nests and birds.
Foxes are natural predators so maybe we have to be cruel to be kind.

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