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S: Animal Adaptation

BC: Mrs. Bales’ class would like to thank the following websites for helping us in our study of animal adaptation- http://fohn.net/camel-pictures-facts/ http://tundra-animals-plants.blogspot.com/2011/05/tundra-animals-arctic-hare.html http://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/toucan/ http://www.buzzle.com/articles/tundra-animals.html http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=13612&pst=760353 http://www.fanpop.com/spots/orange-and-green/images/10987076/title http://www.firstpeople.us/pictures/bear/Playful-Baby-Polar-Bear-1600x1200.html

FC: Animal Adaptation

1: Vocabulary Adaptation- the way in which a body part, covering, or behavior of an animal help it to survive in its habitat. Camouflage- when the animal's covering helps it to blend in with its environment. Predator- an animal who hunts or seizes other animals for food

2: These animals live in the Tundra. Can you see how their body coverings help them to blend in with the snow? This adaptation is called camouflage. | Arctic Fox

3: Arctic Hare | Polar Bear

4: Which animal does not have the adaptation of camouflage? When an animal blends it with it's environment it helps protect it from predators.

6: Can you identify which of these frogs is not camouflaged with their habitat?

8: When zebras stand together their stripes act as a camouflage to make them appear as one large animal. This can be a form of adaptation that provides protection from their predators.

11: The porcupine uses his needles as an adaptation to protect him from his predators.

12: Camels adapt to the desert habitat with the humps on their backs. The humps store fat which turns to water. The camel also has thick double layers of eyelashes to filter and protect the sand from getting into their eyes.

14: Polar bears have adaptations that help them to survive in their habitat. Their paws are large and wide for balance, and are equipped with pads on the bottoms to provide traction when walking on the ice. The large claws on the bears feet are also a part of their adaptation; they are used to help him catch his food.

16: Spider Monkeys have long slender limbs. Their tail is a form of adaptation. They can swing through the canopy of the forest, hanging suspended by their tails, to retrieve food and water.

18: Eagles have large curved claws that are used to grasp their food. Toco Toucans have the largest bill to body ratio of any bird in the world. Their beak helps them to grasp fruit, nuts, and insects. Even though the Eagle and the Toucan use different body parts, to assist them in gathering their food, they are both adaptations to fit their needs for survival.

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