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  •  These help the animal or plant survive

Animal Adaptations

Animals need to be well adapted so they can compete. They compete for:

  • a mate - they can do this by dancing, fighting,
  • territory
  • food
  • status

Different adaptations are needed for different climates, for example

Polar bear (cold climate) - camouflage, thick fur, big paws, fat, good swimmer, good sense of smell, small surface area to volume ratio

Camel (desert) - big feet, stores fat, 2 sets of eyelashes, camouflage, 3 eyelids, long legs, large surface area to volume ratio, thin fur, strong concentration of urine

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