a change or the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment.
the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth occupied by living organisms.
an animal that feeds on flesh.
the number of people or things that can be conveyed or held by a vehicle or container.
a group of organisms or a population of different species occupying a particular area.
a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
a region of transition between two biological communities.
originating in or characteristics of a foreign country.
spieces no longer having members.
a hierarchical series of organisms each dependent on the next as a source of food.
wild mammals or birds hunted for sport or food.
the natural name or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
an animal that feeds on plants.
the condition or period of an animal or plant spending the winter in a dormant state.
an insectivorous animal or plant.
environment conditions that limit the growth, abundance, or distribution of an organism.
materials or substance such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
active at night.
an animal or person that eats food of both plant and animals origin.
a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals capable of exchanging genes or interbreeding.
an area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas.
wild animals collectively; the native fauna of a region.
the manipulation of wildlife populations and habitat to achieve a goal.
a cud-chewing animal with a complex stomach often divided into four chambers.
any predatory bird that has feet with sharp talons or claws adapted for seizing prey and a hooked beak for tearing flesh.

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