Animals and Their Bodies
October 7, 2012 7:53 PM Subscribe
How do animals (in the wild) maintain their weight?
posted by bearette to science & nature (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
How do animals in the wild (not domesticated) maintain their weight? It seems most animals who live not domestically are able to maintain a perfect weight or body mass, not over or under (as long as they have enough food).
I guess I am wondering about this to see how it can apply to humans. Apparently we do not really need to count calories to maintain weight, but what is the mechanism that lets one do so?