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An inherited trait that becomes more common by helping individuals that have it to survive and reproduce.
Natural non renewable fuel, such as coal, oil, or natural gas, that comes from preserved parts or traces of animals and plants that lived in the past.
The permanent disappearance of a species.
A place where an animal or plant lives.
Characteristics that blend in with the surrounding environment and increase survival.
The seasonal movement of animals from one place to another.
When an organism copies a characteristic of another organism to increase its chance for survival.
A process by which an organism slows its life function for an extended period to preserve energy and resist harsh conditions.
An organism that hunts prey.
An animal hunted as food.
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