Adaptations and Behaviors

by Tanya Kiatsuranon :D

What you will find helpful to help explain this flyer (hopefully)

Basically, this flyer is here to help explain through the adaptations of certain animals that help them survive in there habitat.

There are three kinds of adaptations, physiological, behavioral, and anatomical.

Anatomical adaptations are just the physical features of the plant or animal.

Physiological are general functions, like the temperature regulation.

Lastly, behavioral adaptations can be inherited, or learnt, basically is the behavior.

Anatomical

  • Camouflage - Camouflage is the ability of not being seen, and with this, the outer covering of there skin, will appear like the surrounding objects. It will help protect them from prey, and is helpful for both the prey and predator. (Ex. Snowy Owl, Chameleon etc.)
  • Mimicry - Mimicry is similar to camouflage and it will resemble another creature or object. Mimicry can be about the outer covering, to be looking like another plant or animal, to smell like another, and to blend in. (Ex. Flower Mantises, plant hoppers, etc.)
  • Warning Colors - It's the coloration of the animal, or plant that tells the predators if it's poisonous or not. (Ex. Coral snake etc.)
  • Visual Communication - This shares information through the shape, color, movement or body language. Such as how peacocks broaden there feathers to attract female peacocks. (Ex. Peacocks)

Physiological

  • Venom - This is transferred into the prey by biting, stinging, and scratching. It contains secrete toxins. It is often used as a defense system. (Ex. Snakes that bite etc.)
  • Sweating - It's the release of salty liquid from the body's sweat glands. This helps the body stay cool. (Ex. Sweat on humans)
  • Heat Tolerance - Since many animals try to hide away when it's hot, and some plants like to turn there leaves away from the sun's glare. (Ex. Cataglyphis Bicolor)
  • Cold Tolerance - Some animals hibernate, take shelter, or migrate to other places to stay warm in cold weather. Others that have thick blubber for insulation and for warm fur. Others can withstand staying frozen solid. (Ex. Frogs, antarctic seal etc.)

Behavioral

  • Tool Use - This is when animals and or species find tools to help adapt to living. Such as how humans use screwdrivers help survive. (Ex. Crows, dolphins, chimpanzees, humans, etc.)
  • Learning - This is the process of learning a new skill. This can be self taught or learnt from another animal. (Ex. Bears, humans etc.)
  • Language - The way of communicating through sounds. Some animals use this as an alarm call for danger. (Ex. Humans, monkeys etc.)
  • Mating Calls - This is what animals, or species do to attract others of the same species to be able to "mate" with them. (Ex. Peacocks, penguins, amphibians etc.)