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Animal Adaptations Types of Adaptation
Types of Adaptation Anything that helps an organism survive in its environment is an adaptation. It also refers to the ability of living things to adjust to different conditions within their environments. Structural adaptation Protective coloration
Mimicry Behaviour adaptations
Hibernation Structural adaptations
Structural adaptations A structural adaptation involves some part of an animal's body. Teeth Body coverings Movement Protective Coloration
Protective Coloration Coloration and protective resemblance allow an animal to blend into its environment. Another word for this might be camouflage. Their camouflage makes it hard for enemies to single out individuals. Mimicry
Mimicry Mimicry allows one animal to look, sound, or act like another animal to fool predators into thinking it is poisonous or dangerous. Behaviour adaptations
Behaviour adaptations Behaviour adaptations include activities that help an animal survive. Behaviour adaptations can be learned or instinctive. Social behaviour Behaviour for protection Migration
Migration This is when behavioral Animals migrate for adaptation that involves different reasons. an animal or group of animals moving from one better climate better food region to another and then back again. safe place to live safe place to raise young go back to the place they were born. Hibernation
Hibernation This is deep sleep in which animal’s body temp droops, body activities are slowed to conserve energy.
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