Aye-ayes have a number of
adaptations for nocturnal living
(they tend to come out at night).
They have big eyes and ears to
help them see and hear well in the
dark. They also have special thin
fingers to help them find bugs and
grubs to eat.
Many species adapt to their habitat
to help them survive in difficult places.
An adaptation is a special skill which helps
an animal to survive and do everything it
needs to do.
Adaptations could be physical
changes to the animals body or
behavioural changes in how an
individual animal or a society do
things in their daily lives.
Meerkats have dark
circles round their
eyes, which act like
them see even when
the sun is shining very
Aye-ayes also have
long bushy tails to
help them balance
and keep them warm.
Some animals use camouflage
colours to help them blend in with
the background and stop predators
seeing them. Sometimes predators
also use it to avoid being spotted