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How do animals respond to fear?

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How do animals show fear? Fear is a physiological, behavioral, and emotional reaction to stimuli that an animal encounters. The physiological reaction results in an increase in heart rate, increased respiratory rate (panting), sweating, trembling, pacing, and possibly urination and defecation.


Do animals learn fear?

Observational fear learning has been shown to occur in some nonhuman primates and a few other vertebrates, such as birds and rodents (see [ 43] for a review).

How do animals know to fear humans?

Wild animals are afraid of humans. Studies have shown that even apex predators change their eating patterns and habits when they perceive humans to be around. We are the only super predator that exists on this planet. Through conditioning, animals have come to instinctually fear our very existence.

What impact does fear play in how animals behave?

In the case of intense fear, an animal may lose bladder and bowel control and may express its anal sacs. Animals that live in a constant state of anxiety are not normal nor healthy. Just because their behavior is not a concern for their owners does not mean it should not be a concern to us.

What is the response to fear?

As soon as you recognize fear, your amygdala (small organ in the middle of your brain) goes to work. It alerts your nervous system, which sets your body's fear response into motion. Stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline are released. Your blood pressure and heart rate increase.

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