MEERKATS V.S. WOMBATS

adaptation comparason

MEERKATS

  1. physical adaptations
  • sharp claws
  • tails
  • sharp teeth
  • flap of skin on the young so they can pick them up with there teeth
  • sharp eyesight

2. behavioural adaptations


  • stands watch
  • digs burrows
  • "dances" with dangerous prey (fights it intelligently)
  • live in groups
  • have warning calls
  • have certain rolls
  • sleep together for warmth

WOMBATS

  1. physical adaptations

  • pouch to carry young angled to the back so dirt doesn't fill it when digging
  • sharp claws to dig
  • the rump is protected by bony plate and acts like a defensive shield
  • have grooming claws on there back feet
  • has low metabolism and long intestine track incase there is little plants to eat

2. behavioural adaptations


  • is nocturnal to save energy and it is harder for predators to see
  • digs burrows
  • lives alone