Adaptations

By: Carter C.

Physical

Some heat tolerant animals, such as the Desert Fox, have large ears to help their body heat dissipate. Some cold tolerant animals, such as the Antarctic Seal, have warm fur and a thick layer of blubber to help them have insulation of body heat. Many hunters, such as a Wolf, have sharp teeth to help them tear through the flesh of their prey. Some birds, such as the Pelican, have a large bill with a pouch that can hold a fish that had been caught.

Physiological

Some animals, such as a snake, carry venom to hunt prey and for defense. Some animals, such as the Red Kangaroo, reabsorb their embreyos when conditions are scarce, and increasing chances of survival. One plant, called Danish Scurvy Grass, has adapted to large numbers of salt on icy roads. It can grow where no other plants can. Some animals, such as Flamingos, have adapted to water with chemicals in it.

Behavioral

Many animals, such as Chimpanzees, carry around tools that can help them do difficult tasks in their everyday lives. Some fish, such as the Shoaling Fish, swim in swarms. When a predator attacks, they scatter, making it difficult for the predator to choose a prey to eat. Some animals, such as the British Mole, burrow to find food and hide from the cold winters. Some animals, such as bats, are nocturnal. This can help avoid competition for food with birds.