Predators are wild animals that hunt and kill, or prey on other animals or organisms for food. They feed on the flesh of animals to survive. Predators may actively search for or pursue prey or wait for it, often concealed. Adapted and often highly specialized for hunting, with acute senses such as vision, hearing, or smell. Many predatory animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate, have sharp claws or jaws to grip, kill, and rip their prey apart.