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Chapter 5 (Adaptations)

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Adaptation
a physical feature or behavior that helps an organism survive in its habitat.
Hibernation
to go into a deep sleep during which an animal uses very little energy and usually does not need to eat.
Migration
to move to another region when seasons change and food supplies become scarce.
Extinct
no longer living; when the last member of a species has died, the species is ________.
Habitat
the place where an organism lives.
Niche
the role a plant or animal plays in its habitat.
Species
a group of living things that produces living things of the same kind
Camouflage
the coloring, marking, or other physical appearance of an animal that helps it blend in with its surroundings
Mimicry
an adaptation that allows an animal to protect itself by looking like another kind of animal or like a plant.
Physical adaptation
an adaptation to a body part
Behavioral Adaptation
something an animal does that helps it survive