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Pursuit predator animals

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Pursuit predation is a form of predation in which predators actively give chase to their prey, either solitarily or as a group. Pursuit predators rely on superior speed, endurance and/or teamwork to seize the prey. The chase can be initiated either by the predator or by the prey if it is alerted to a predator's presence and attempt to flee before the predator gets close. The chase ends either when the predator successfully catches up and tackles the prey, or when the predator abandons the attempt after the prey outruns it and escapes. One particular form of pursuit predation is persistence hunting, where the predator follows the prey slowly but persistently to wear it down physically with fatigue or overheating; some animals are examples of both types of pursuit.
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Pursuit predation is a form of predation in which predators actively give chase to their prey, either solitarily or as a group. Pursuit predators rely on superior speed, endurance and/or teamwork to seize the prey. The chase can be initiated either by the predator or by the prey if it is alerted to a predator's presence and attempt to flee before the predator gets close. The chase ends either when the predator successfully catches up and tackles the prey, or when the predator abandons the attempt after the prey outruns it and escapes. One particular form of pursuit predation is persistence hunting, where the predator follows the prey slowly but persistently to wear it down physically with fatigue or overheating; some animals are examples of both types of pursuit.
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