Adaptations in Animals and Plants - AQA GCSE B1 4.2-4.4

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Polar bear

  • Fur on the sole of feet - better grip on ice and better insulation.
  • Large body, small surface area to volume ratio - reduces heat loss
  • Large feet - spreads the load on snow and ice
  • Sharp claws and feet - catching predators
  • Small ears - reduces heat loss
  • Strong limbs - for swimming to catch prey such as seals
  • Thick


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