Adaptations

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  • Adaptations
    • Large surface area compared to volume helps desert animals lose more body heat,
    • concentrated urine and sweat very little
    • Thin layers of body fat and thin coat
    • Sandy colour (camouflage) avoid predators and sneak up on prey
    • Arctic animals have a rounded shape to reduce heat loss
    • Thick layers of blubber for insulation
    • Thick hairy coats and greasy fur
    • White fur  (camouflage) avoid predators and sneak up on prey
    • Cacti have spines instead of leaves to  reduce water loss
    • Cacti store water in their thick stems
    • Some cacti have shallow but extensive roots to absorb water quickly
    • Some plants and animals have special features
      • Armour
      • Poisons
  • Warning colours
    • Some plants and animals have special features
      • Armour
      • Poisons

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