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Squirrelly Behavior

Vocabulary

Activity Budget
Documentation of how an animal divides its time among daily or seasonal activities.
Behavior
The observable actions of an animal.
Data
Collected information which can be quantitative (numerical) or qualitative (descriptive). Factual information used as a basis for reasoning, discussion, or calculation.
Document
(verb) Write, record, or photograph information so it can be used as evidence.
Ethogram
A list of a species’ behaviors and the actions that define them.
Habitat
A place providing appropriate living conditions for an organism, species, or community.
Observe
To gather information and direct evidence by using the senses or scientific instruments.
Pie Chart
A diagram in the shape of a circle, divided into triangular sections that represent specific quantities of data in percentages, adding up to 100%.
Primate
An order of mammals that have large brains and complex hands and feet; includes humans, apes, and monkeys.
Social Bond
An attachment formed between two or more animals through interactions such as playing, grooming, and sharing food.
Species
A group of similar organisms that can reproduce amongst themselves, with viable offspring.
Territory
An area in which an animal spends most of its time, which it may defend against intruders of the same species.
Trial
One iteration of a test or experiment.