What are animal adaptations? - Rochelle Park School District

What are animal adaptations? - Rochelle Park School District

Animal Adaptations What are animal adaptations? An animal adaptation is a special feature or skill an animal has that helps it to survive and thrive in its habitat. There are 3 types of animal adaptations: Structural adaptations Physiological adaptations Behavioural adaptions Structural Adaptations Structural adaptations are external physical features

that help an animal survive in its environment. Examples of structural adaptations: Body coverings fur, scales, spines, layers of fat, permeable skin Size and shape of body parts webbing of feet, beak shape, gills, teeth shape, long legs, trunks, tails, whiskers, wings Camouflage colour and patterns on body covering that blends with an animals environment providing hidden protection from predators Physiological Adaptations Physiological adaptations are internal systems or processes in an animals body that respond to physical

threats to the animal from the environment or its predators. Examples of physiological adaptations: Chemical venomous bites or stings (snakes, bees, spiders) - poison production (dart frogs, puffer fish) - ability to change colours of skin (chameleon) Internal systems more efficient organs (kidneys in desert animals, fat storage in humps of camels) - production of blood thinners (mosquitos)

Behavioural Adaptations Behavioural adaptations are actions that animals take to survive in their natural habitat. Examples of behavioural adaptations: Migration is the movement of animals from one part of the world to another, often mirroring the change of seasons (birds, whales, penguins) Hibernation is the retreating of animals (usually in winter

months) to a protected and isolated area, going into a deep sleep that will sometimes include slower breathing and lowering of body temperatures (bears, mice, bats, bees, some turtles) Mimicry is the ability some animals have to copy a sound or the appearance of another animal as a defense against its predators (lyrebirds, octopus, fish, snakes)

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