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Animal Adaptations


Animal adaptations relating to types of terrain and food
kamna jain
Mind Map by kamna jain, updated more than 1 year ago
kamna jain
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Animal Adaptations
  1. Terrestrial
    1. Polar regions
      1. Polar bear,walrus, artic fox, penguins(see note attached)


        1. have a thick layer of fat under skin called blubbler thick hair
          1. long winter sleep is called hibernation
      2. Desert
        1. camels ,lizard,snakes
          1. less hair and thick skin to prevent water loss
            1. camel see note attached


              1. long sleep during summer aestivation
          2. mountains
            1. mountain goat ,yak
              1. thick fur and strong hooves
          3. Aquatic animals
            1. fish,whales,turtles,octopus
              1. water proof,streamlined ,flippers ,gills and fins
            2. amphibians
              1. live on land and water crocodile,frogs
                1. webbed feet,lungs to breathe on land and skin to breathe underwater
              2. aerial-animals that fly
                1. birds,hollow bones,,boat shaped, wings,feathers
                2. arboreal animals stay on trees
                  1. squirrels,monkeys, koala bears
                    1. strong limbs,sharp claws
                  2. Adaptations for Food
                    1. Herbivores
                      1. plants eating called herbivores
                        1. strong broad teeth long,strong legs
                      2. Carinovores
                        1. meat eaters called carnivores
                          1. sharp,pointed,curved canines
                        2. omnivores
                          1. plant and meat eaters
                          2. scavengers
                            1. feed on dead animals
                            2. parasites- live in or on the body of other organism
                              1. The animal on which the parasite depends is called Host. The mouth is adapted to suck blood
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