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Territory


Male Northern Elephant Seals fighting for territory and mates
Male Northern Elephant Seals fighting
for territory and mates
Photographer: Mike Baird


A Territory is an area that an animal, or group of animals, defend against other members of the same species, and occasionally animals of other species.


Animals that defend territories in this way can be described as territorial.


Associated Terms: Territories, Territorial


Also see:
Home Range

 


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