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Colony of King Penguins
Colony of King Penguins

A Colony is a group of animals, belonging to the same species, that spend their lives together, often dividing up the tasks that are involved in survival.

In some colonial species, such as ants, bees and wasps, members feed independently but live in the same nest, where as others, particularly aquatic invertebrates, the colony members are permanently fastened together.

Associated Terms: Colonies


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