Animals come in a huge variety of colours, shapes and sizes!
These differences are for very special reasons. Animals have evolved to ADAPT to their habitat. Think of an animal - any animal! Every organism is adapted to live in its habitat. This means that it will be able to grow and reproduce.
Some animals are adapted to live in water, like the lionseal.
Some animals have adaptations which allow them to eat food which others can not reach, like the humming bird, which drinks nectar.
Some animals have evolved colours and patterns which allow them to blend in to their habitat, like the giant panda which blends into shaded bamboo forests.
Sealions have adapted to living in the sea where they catch their food. They too have webbed flippers. Which two of these adaptations do they also have?
Polar bears live on the ice and snow in the Arctic. Their favourite food is seal.
Match up the adaptation with its function.
grabbing and tearing meat
layer of fat under the skin
keeps in body heat
spreds weight on soft snow
huge, sharp canine teeth
If you live in the water, you need to be able to breathe!
Animals have adapted different ways of doing this. Which part of the shark allows it to breathe in the water?
Badgers live in woodland habitats. They dig setts deep under ground and one of their favourite snacks is earthworms.
What do badgers have which makes them excellent diggers?