Really? Drives have to be explained, not assumed. By natural selection, those with drives leading to survival action will do better than those without, and to the degree that such drives are heritable, they will become fixed.<quoted text>
I don't think that is a too accurate assessment, amigo. No animal wants to die, but some have no choice.
Dodo birds, for instance, lived in harmony with nature for very long, until European man came along. They were successful, but could not adapt to the new environment.
Methinks avoiding extinction is drive + ability to adapt = survival
When you say "no animal wants to die",(ignoring anybody who listened long enough to Joy Division, that is), you are already talking about the set of animals who happen to have the right drives!
Dodos had drives that no were no longer optimal when a new predator appeared. Sometimes a friendly "Gidday!" doesn't work, eh?