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Animal Adaptations. Compiled by Angel Van Horn Copernicus Project / RCOE from Utah Education Network. Have stiff spines that stick out from their bodies and help protect them. Have loose skin under those spines and powerful back muscles. Why? . African Hedgehog.

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animal adaptations

Animal Adaptations

Compiled by Angel Van Horn

Copernicus Project / RCOE

from Utah Education Network

african hedgehog
Have stiff spines that stick out from their bodies and help protect them.

Have loose skin under those spines and powerful back muscles.

Why?

African Hedgehog
african lion
What is the purpose of the mane on a male lion?

Why are the eyes of a lion set in the front of its head rather than on the sides?

A lion has heavily muscled forelimbs and shoulders. Why?

Why do they have forepaws equipped with long, retractile claws?

Why do they have a rough tongue?

Why do they have loose belly skin?

African Lion
bactrian camel
Camels have many adaptations that allow them to live successfully in desert conditions.

Do you know what they are?

Bactrian Camel
koala
Koala
  • How are the hands of a koala adapted for life in a tree?
sea otters
Sea otters spend almost their entire lives in water. They eat, sleep, and even have their babies in water.

How is their fur adapted to keep them warm?

Why is it a critical situation when otters encounter oil spills?

What do they eat?

Sea Otters
white cheek gibbon
Why do many monkeys and apes have long arms?

Describe special adaptations on the hands of Gibbons.

White-Cheek Gibbon
burrowing bullfrog
What do they eat?

How do they hold on to prey that is struggling to escape?

Burrowing Bullfrog
white throated savanna monitor
How long are they?

What do they eat?

How are their mouths adapted to what they eat?

White Throated Savanna Monitor
giraffe
Why are giraffes able to go for long periods of time without water?

How are their long necks adapted to their lifestyle?

Giraffe
manatees
What special adaptations do manatees have that allow them to stay under water longer than the average land-dwelling mammal? Manatees
wallaroo
Wallaroo
  • What do they eat?
  • How are their feet adapted to rock climbing?
polar bears
Why do polar bears have such big feet?

How does their fur keep them warm?

Polar Bears
gila monster
What do Gila Monsters do to avoid the heat of the day?

What do Gila Monsters do in winter months to keep warm?

How do they survive during winter months with little food?

Gila Monster
additional resources
Additional Resources
  • http://www.veeriku.tartu.ee/~ppensa/animal_adaptation.html
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