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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Survival

We have learnt that animals have specific characteristics and behaviours to protect them from enemies weather.  This enable them to survive.  How do animals protect themselves from their enemies and extreme weather conditions?


1.   Armadillos 
Armadillos find food at night.  When they are attack by their enemies, they curl their bodies into a ball.  The hard scales protect them against their enemies.

Armadillos live in temperate and warm habitats, including rain forest, grasslands and semi-deserts.  Because of their low metabolic rate and lack of fat stores, cold is their enemy and spates of intemperate weather can wipe put out whole populations.



                                  


2.   Arctic fox
Arctic foxes are able to survive changes in the weather.  Their fur is brown in summer but turns into white in winter.  This help them hide from their enemies.

It has furry soles, short ears and a short muzzle-all important adaptations to the chilly clime.  Arctic foxes live in burrows and in a blizzard they may tunnel into the snow to create shelter.

Arctic foxes have beautiful white (sometimes blue-gray) coats that act as very effective winter camouflage.  The natural hues allow the animal to blend into the tundra's ubiquitous snow and ice.  When the seasons change, the fox's coat turns as well, adopting a brown or gray appearance that provides cover among the summer tundra's rocks.

                                     
                                      

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