Offensive behavior in animals or Aggressive behavior is the type of behavior that comprises of everything which leads to the resolution of conflict between two individuals. It is opposite to that of defensive behavior in animals.
Conflict arises when two individuals compete for the same objects such as food, shelter, mate etc. Conflict may arise between individuals of same species or different species.
The main causes of offensive behavior in animals is aggression which is triggered by external and internal stimuli such as hunger, pain, breeding factor, genetic factor, social circumstances, learning and frustration.
Components of offensive behavior in animals
Offensive behavior in animals consists of four components:
1. Agonistic (Threat)
3. Submission (Accept of defeat)
4. Escape (Flew)
Agonistic or threat is defined as the situation or an animal or anything which is likely to cause damage or danger.
Eg: Tiger is a threat for deer as it kills and eats it.
Conflict or fight is the component of offensive behavior which occurs when both the organism (animals) faces off each other. Conflict may result in injuries or death of the opposition. Although
Eg: A tiger fighting another tiger.
Submission is also know as accept of defeat which occurs when one animal looses a fight with an other animal. The animal who losses the conflict will accept defeat to the other animal. All conflict doesn’t result in death as the animal which looses generally flees to save itself from the other animal.
Escape or flew is the last component of offensive behavior which occurs when one animal losing the conflict will run away to save itself from injuries and death.
Eg: A lion escaping from a herd of buffalo.Check out our partner website : Best Online Earning Sites paid in PayPal
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