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A

adaptable
easy to change for the situation or environment
aggressive
inclined to behave in a hostile manner
attracts
to pull towards

B

beneficial
for the good
binoculars
special lenses for seeing at a distance
biologists
a scientist who studies living things

C

community
people or animals living in the same area
connection
having something in common
corridors
a narrow path or passage

D

dependent
to need something for survival
digested
to change food to a simpler form for use by a living creature for survival

E

elevation
height above sea level
encounter
to come upon

F

foothills
the small hills at the base of a mountain

G

greenbelts
a path along a river used for recreation
green space
an area of land that is used for recreation nearby an area used for living

H

habitat
a special place where a plant or animal lives

N

nature centers
a museum of nature
nocturnal
an animal which feeds during the night
nutritional requirements
the food parts needed by a living thing for survival

O

observe
to see

P

pesticides
chemicals used to kill insects considered to be pests
predators
an animal which hunts other animals for food
proper nutrients
the correct food requirements

R

reliable
able to be trusted
rodents
small mammals such as rats, mice, squirrels, beavers, etc.

S

scat
animal waste
secretive
to do things in secret

T

tracks
footprints left by animals

U

unpredictably
not able to predict or know in advance
urban areas
areas in the city
urban dwellers
living in the city

W

wild animal
an animal not considered a pet or livestock
wildlife
animals that live in the wild
winter range
an area generally used by a group of animals each winter

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