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ANIMAL ADAPTATIONS. Name the 5 basic needs of all animals. oxygen food water shelter climate. To change so as to make fit or suitable is to _________. adapt. adaptation.

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ANIMAL

ADAPTATIONS


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Name the 5 basic needs of all animals.

  • oxygen

  • food

  • water

  • shelter

  • climate


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To change so as to make fit or suitable is to _________.

adapt


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adaptation

An _________________ is any body structure or behavior that enables an animal to find food, protect itself from extreme conditions, or escape predators.


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Physical attributes that help an animal to survive are __________________ adaptations.

structural


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Activities performed by an animal that help it survive are ________________ adaptations.

behavioral


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Camouflage

____________________ is an adaptation in which an animal can hide by blending in with its surroundings.


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An adaptation in which one animal imitates another animal is ___________.

mimicry


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A pattern of behavior that requires no thinking is called ____________.

instinct


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An instinctive behavior in which some animals move from one place to another is _________________.

migrating


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An instinctive behavior in which some animals spend the winter in an inactive condition is called __________________.

hibernating


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learned

A ___________ behavior is a behavior that an animal learns through experience.


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Is the adaptation structural or behavioral?


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A polar bear’s fur

STRUCTURAL


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A bat eared fox’s big ears

STRUCTURAL


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Penguins huddling together to stay warm

BEHAVIORAL


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An Io moth’s eyespots on its wings

STRUCTURAL


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Geese flying south for the winter

BEHAVIORAL


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A dormouse hibernating for the winter

BEHAVIORAL


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Jacana birds build floating nests

BEHAVIORAL


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A zebra’s stripes help it to hide

STRUCTURAL


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Sharp claws on a badger help it to dig

STRUCTURAL


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