Behavioral Adaptations- Imprinting

Dastany Lopez


Imprinting is (of a young animal) come to recognize (another animal, person, or thing) as a parent or other object of habitual trust. If and animal imprints on anything else then then will feel safe around their guard or defender. Imprinting occurs during a sensitive period shortly after hatching, corresponding to a time when the chicks are near the nest and unlikely to encounter adults other than their parents. Imprinting was first studied in depth by Austrian zoologist Konrad Lorenz. The effect of the imprinting process carry over into the adult life of the animal life as well.

Behavioral Adaptations- Hibernation


Hibernation is a state of inactivity and metabolic depression in endotherms. Hibernation is a survival strategy designed to conserve energy when conditions are harsh. Hibernation is also known as a deep sleep that helps them to to save energy and survive the winter without eating much. During hibernation the animals body temperature drops, and its heartbeat and its breathing slow down so that it does not use much energy.