Australian animals and Temperature Regulation. The Emu and Crocodile. Australian Endotherm : THE EMU. Scientific Name: Dromaius novaehollandiae Located throughout Australia, not in Tasmania. Habitat: Grasslands, open woodlands, savvanah woodlands. Semi- Arid conditions
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The Emu and Crocodile
-Emu will plump its feathers up to trap a layer of air inside the thick covering.
- This heat insulates the emu, keeping the internal temperature more stable.
EMU PANTING TO EVAPORATE MOISTURE AND LOSE HEAT
LOCATION OF SMALL WINGS
-Freshwater: Can live closer inland in: lakes, rivers. Live close to banks and swampy areas for shelter/hunting etc.
- Saltwater: Usually close to or on coast, and can also live in estuaries, wetlands, swampy regions and rivers. Lives near swampy regions/banks for survival.
Flattens itself on the hot surface
STAYS IN WATER DURING HEAT OF DAY
AT NIGHT, WHEN TEMPERATURES ARE LOWER, GOES HUNTING
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