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Animal Adaptation

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1 Oxygen; 2 Food; 3 water; 4 shelter; 5 climate
List five basic needs of all animals.
adapt
Change to make fit or suitable.
adaptation
Any body structure or behavior that enables an animal to find food, protect itself from extreme conditions, or escape predators.
structural adaptations
Physical attributes that help an animal to survive.
behavioral adaptations
Activities performed by an animal that helps it survive.
camouflage
An adaptation in which an animal can hide by blending in with its surroundings.
mimicry
An adaptation where one animal imitates another animal.
instinct
A pattern of behavior that requires no thinking.
migrating
An instinctive behavior in which some animals move from one place to another.
hibernating
An instinctive behavior in which some animals spend the winter in an inactive condition.
learned behavior
A behavior that an animal learns through experience.