B1.4.2 Adaptation in Animals

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How can hair help animals survive in very cold climates?
Thick layers of fat and fur help insulate the animal. Their fur also changes colour to help keep them camouflaged year-round.
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How can hair help animals survive in desert climates?
They have thin fur that makes it easier for them to lose energy through the surface of their skin.
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How do animals adapt to hot, dry climates?
Large SA:V ratio, thin fur, little body fat and behavioural patterns that avoid the heat of the day.
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Why are so many Arctic animals large?
Because their surface area is small which reduces energy loss.
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List the main problems that face animals living in the desert.
Lack of water and stopping body temperature from getting too high.
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How can hair help animals survive in desert climates?

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They have thin fur that makes it easier for them to lose energy through the surface of their skin.

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How do animals adapt to hot, dry climates?

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Why are so many Arctic animals large?

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List the main problems that face animals living in the desert.

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