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Animal Adaptations To Different Climates

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´╗┐Animal Adaptations To Different Climates Desert Climates Camels Camels have many adaptations that allow them to live successfully in desert conditions. Deserts are hot and dry. Winds blow sand all around, so a camel has long eyelashes. It has nostrils that can open and close. A camel can also go a week or more without water, and they can last for several months without food. They can drink up to 32 gallons (46 litres) of water at one drinking session and camels feet are wide so they can walk on sand more easily. Desert Tortoise The desert tortoise may be active during the day or the morning and evening depending on the temperature. ...read more.


Their long necks allow them to feed among treetops and spot predators. Giraffes have an extra-large heart to pump blood up their long necks to the brain. A giraffe's heart is 2-3 times stronger than a human heart. Long, tough tongues enable the giraffe to pull leaves from branches without being hurt by the thorns during feeding. They have prehensile tongues which allow them to hold branches by wrapping their tongues around the branches). Lions Loose belly skin allows animal to be kicked by prey with little chance of injury. Thick mane helps male look bigger and protects the throat. Eyes in front allow for depth perception and ability to judge distances when stalking or ambushing prey. ...read more.


Penguins have to keep high body temperatures to remain active. They have thick skin and lots of fat (blubber) under their skin to keep warm in cold weather. They also huddle together with their friends to keep warm. Emperor penguins have developed a social behaviour that when it gets cold, they huddle together in groups that may comprise several thousand penguins. Penguins tightly packed feathers overlap to provide waterproofing and warmth. Polar Bears Their white fur helps them blend in with the snow and ice. A polar bear has a layer of fat under its skin which helps it stay warm. It also has a thick layer of fur. The wide, large paws help a polar bear to walk in the snow. When a polar bear swims under water it closes it nostrils so no water can get in. ...read more.

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