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How do animals protect themselves from predators?

Duration: 04:19

Animation describing how different animals protect themselves from predators. Grandad Charlie, the elderly tortoise, tells his grandson Sam about the different ways in which animals protect themselves. He tells the story of Tracy the triggerfish, Percy the pufferfish and Chico the clownfish. Chico the clownfish produces slime which covers his scales and protects against stinging. Tracy the triggerfish has spines which help her to anchor in a tight space. Percy the pufferfish can swallow water to puff out and make himself look bigger.

Available since: Fri 16 Nov 2012

This clip is from

Just So Darwin Episode 4

4/4 Grandad tells Sam about a puffer fish, the giraffe's neck, and a lonesome tortoise.

First broadcast: 24 Mar 2009

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