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Defending against predators


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Wildlife have developed effective defense strategies to avoid being eaten.

  • Electric eels can generate over 800 volts of electricity which is 5 times the voltage of a standard wall socket in the US.
  • Poison dart frogs emit deadly toxins on their back to deter predators. Indigenous people use the frog’s poison on darts and arrows for hunting.
  • Porcupines are covered in nearly 30,000 sharp, barbed quills that are released through direct contact with a predator.