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All predators have eyes in the front and ears on the side

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All predators have eyes in the front and ears on the side why?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.
Hello there
eyes being in the front of the head serve a distinct purpose. Having 2 eyes point to the same direction give the brain the ability to interpret depth perception (stereopsis) so that it is easy to tell how far your prey is. This is important in many ways as you can imagine. A chameleon for example simply wants to see as much as it can and avoid predators and spot as many insects as it can for a meal. Ears to the side help receive sound from as many sources as possible at once. Regards XXXXX