Animals that can see in the dark are known as nocturnal animals, and many of these animals are desert dwellers that evolved into nocturnal animals to avoid the extreme heat of the desert in the daytime. Nocturnal animals, including owls, cats and lemurs, have specially developed eyes that can see just as well during the nighttime hours as they can during the day.Know More
Not all nocturnal animals can see in the dark. Bats, for example, use echolocation instead of vision to navigate the nighttime skies. Echolocation involves the bat emitting a high-pitched sound that bounces off objects, giving the bat a "picture" of the shape, texture, distance and direction of an object.
Animals that can see in the dark exist on land and in the water. Crocodiles have excellent night vision, making them effective silent hunters. Alligators also have the ability to see and hunt in the dark. Cuttlefish have adapted to the night and are able to swim in low visibility. Other fish, including the angelshark, never see the light of day because they dwell along the deepest floors of the ocean. The flattened body of the gentle fish skims easily over the rocks as it searches for food in the dark.Learn more about Large Cats
Lizards survive in the desert because they have many adaptations as reptiles that help them to avoid the extreme heat during the day, the extreme cold during the night and keep moist despite the dry weather. The first of all of these adaptations was the adaptation that took the lizard from a swimming lung fish in the Paleozoic era to an earth-crawling lizard today.Full Answer >
Most desert animals are nocturnal because it allows them to avoid extreme heat during the day. Some predators are nocturnal because their prey is active at night.Full Answer >
The main predator of a bobcat is the cougar, but humans pose a significant threat to bobcats too. The bobcat is a vicious hunter at the top of the food chain, leaving few animals that can take it down.Full Answer >
Lions have symbiotic relationships with large, hoofed animals, such as zebras, giraffes and hyenas. The type of symbiotic relationship lions have with these animals is known as predation. Predation is a symbiotic relationship in which two unlike species serve as predator and prey to one another.Full Answer >