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|Reproduction in Animals|
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All animals move in search of food or to protect themselves and their babies from being hunted, or to find and build resting and breeding places. Animals show different types of movements. The limbs of animals are modified according to the way they move.
A dog running
All water animals swim by paddling and pushing back water. Different animals use different organs for swimming:
Many animals migrate in search of favorable conditions. They travel thousands of kilometers to escape the cold weather, find food and also find a suitable place to give birth to their young ones. When conditions are again favorable, they go back to their original habitats. The large-scale movement of animals in search of favorable conditions is called migration.
The process by which animals produce progeny like them is known as reproduction. Some smaller animals reproduce by fission. Some organisms reproduce by growing buds on their body while many animals reproduce directly by giving birth to their young ones or by laying eggs. For example, a cow gives birth to a calf; a hen lays eggs from which chicks hatch out