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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

Compiled by Angel Van Horn

Copernicus Project / RCOE

from Utah Education Network


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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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What is the purpose of the mane on a male lion? protect them.

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


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Camels have many adaptations that allow them to live successfully in desert conditions.

Do you know what they are?

Bactrian Camel


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Koala successfully in desert conditions.

  • How are the hands of a koala adapted for life in a tree?


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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


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How are the mouths of pythons adapted to finding prey and swallowing large prey?

Burmese Python


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Why do many monkeys and apes have long arms? swallowing large prey?

Describe special adaptations on the hands of Gibbons.

White-Cheek Gibbon


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What do they eat? swallowing large prey?

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

Burrowing Bullfrog


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Why can king snakes eat rattle snakes? swallowing large prey?

California King Snake


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How are beavers built for underwater work? swallowing large prey?

Beavers


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How long are they? swallowing large prey?

What do they eat?

How are their mouths adapted to what they eat?

White Throated Savanna Monitor


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Why are giraffes able to go for long periods of time without water?

How are their long necks adapted to their lifestyle?

Giraffe



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What special adaptations do manatees have that allow them to stay under water longer than the average land-dwelling mammal?

Manatees


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Wallaroo stay under water longer than the average land-dwelling mammal?

  • What do they eat?

  • How are their feet adapted to rock climbing?


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Why do polar bears have such big feet? stay under water longer than the average land-dwelling mammal?

How does their fur keep them warm?

Polar Bears



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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


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Additional Resources

  • http://www.veeriku.tartu.ee/~ppensa/animal_adaptation.html


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