• Animal behavior is any way that animals act, either alone or with other animals.
  • All animals need food for energy, and baby animals need energy to grow and develop.
  • Behaviors that help animals or their young survive, increase the animals’ fitness.
  • Animals with higher fitness have a better chance of passing their genes on to the next generation.
  • If genes control behaviors that increase fitness, the behaviors become more common in the species.
  • This occurs through the process of evolution by natural selection.
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