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Animal Adaptations. Types of Adaptation Anything that helps an organism survive in its environment is an adaptation. Anything that helps an organism survive.

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1 Animal Adaptations

2 Types of Adaptation Anything that helps an organism survive in its environment is an 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. It also refers to the ability of living things to adjust to different conditions within their environments. Structural adaptation Structural adaptation Protective coloration Protective coloration Mimicry Mimicry Behaviour adaptations Behaviour adaptations Migration Migration Hibernation Hibernation

3 Structural adaptations A structural adaptation involves some part of an animal's body. A structural adaptation involves some part of an animal's body. Teeth Teeth Body coverings Body coverings Movement Movement

4 Protective Coloration Coloration and protective resemblance allow an animal to blend into its environment. 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. Another word for this might be camouflage. Their camouflage makes it hard for enemies to single out individuals.

5 Mimicry Mimicry allows one animal to look, sound, or act like another animal to fool predators into thinking it is poisonous or dangerous. Mimicry allows one animal to look, sound, or act like another animal to fool predators into thinking it is poisonous or dangerous.

6 Behaviour adaptations Behaviour adaptations include activities that help an animal survive. Behaviour adaptations include activities that help an animal survive. Behaviour adaptations can be learned or instinctive. Behaviour adaptations can be learned or instinctive. Social behaviour Behaviour for protection

7 Migration Animals migrate for different reasons. Animals migrate for different reasons. better climate better climate better food better food safe place to live safe place to live safe place to raise young safe place to raise young go back to the place they were born. go back to the place they were born. This is when behavioral adaptation that involves an animal or group of animals moving from one region to another and then back again. This is when behavioral adaptation that involves an animal or group of animals moving from one region to another and then back again.

8 Hibernation This is deep sleep in which animals body temp droops, body activities are slowed to conserve energy. This is deep sleep in which animals body temp droops, body activities are slowed to conserve energy. E.g. Bats, woodchucks & bears. E.g. Bats, woodchucks & bears.

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