Behavioral Adaption Imprinting

Tucker Bean

Imprinting is when a young animal recognizes something as a parent or something of habitual trust. When a young animal imprints on an animal, person, or something, it will most likely have a permanent attachment to what it imprinted on. An example would be a baby chicken hatching for the first time and seeing its mother for the first time. The baby would then imprint on its mother and attach to it permanently. Imprinting doesn't have to be the physical mother, it can any stimulus nearby.


Hibernation is when an animal sleeps and passes through the winter. Animals hibernate to avoid the cold weather and to keep warm. Hibernation keeps animals safe because they hibernate in a safe and hidden place. Without hibernation, life for animals would be a lot harder because during the winter there are not many resources available.