Prey Animals. The term prey refers to an animal that is sought, captured, and eaten by a predator. A predator is an animal that hunts and kills other animals for food in an act called predation. Smaller predators, such as mice and lizards can be, and often are, prey for larger predators.
Also to know is, what does it mean to be a prey?
Prey is an animal hunted for food. If you're a delicious-looking deer during hunting season, watch your back! You're the prey for all those guys in orange jackets carrying rifles. Prey can also mean the human subject of an attack, or ridicule, by another person.
What is a prey in biology?
Predation is a biological interaction where a predator (a hunting animal) kills and eats its prey (the organism that is attacked). In ecology, predators are heterotrophic, getting all their energy from other organisms.
Is there a plural for prey?
The noun prey can be countable or uncountable. In more general, commonly used, contexts, the plural form will also be prey. However, in more specific contexts, the plural form can also be preys e.g. in reference to various types of preys or a collection of preys.