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Adaptation vocabulary words

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adaptation
A body part or behavior that helps an organism meet its needs in its environment.
camouflage
An animal's color or pattern that helps it blend in with its surroundings.
environment
Everything that surrounds and affects an animal.
mimicry
An adaptation in which an animal very much looks like another animal.
shelter
A place where an animal lives.
climate
The average temperature and rainfall of an area over many years.
oxygen
One of the many gases in air.
instinct
A behavior that an animal begins life with.
metamorphosis
The process of change
migration
The movement of a group of one type of animal from one region to another and back again.
hibernation
A period of time when an animal goes into a long sleep.
learned behavior
A behavior or something that is learned.