ADAPTATION ON BASIS OF PROTECTION IN ANIMALS

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ADAPTATION ON BASIS OF PROTECTION IN ANIMALS

ADAPTATION ON BASIS OF PROTECTION IN ANIMALS

 
CAMOUFLAGE: MERGING WITH THE SURROUNDING
  • A stick insect looks almost like a twig.
  • Chameleons can change the color of their skin to match their surroundings.
  • A white fur of a polar bear matches with the surrounding snow, making it difficult to spot the bear.
  • The stripes on a zebra or tiger make them hard to see in the forest.

                                                                   STICK INSECT

 

 
SPINES AND SHELLS
  • Porcupines and hedgehog senses danger, it rolls up into a ball. It then becomes very difficult for the enemy to attack it.
  • Tortoises and snails have hard shells covering their bodies.
 
                    

 

                        PORCUPINE                                                              HEDGEHOG     

    

HORNS TO FIGHT
  • Some animals like rhinoceros and buffaloes stand and fight. They use their horns for fighting.
 
  
THICK SKIN
  • Animals like Elephant, Hippopotamus, Camel have their thick skin which protect them from hot climate. Their large body too scares the animals from attacking.

OTHER ADAPTATIONS FOR PROTECTION

 
  • Some animals like possums and snakes pretend to be dead when they are in danger.
  • The globefish can blow itself up to twice its normal size so that it looks bigger and scares away its enemy. If an enemy chases a flying fish it jumps out of the water and flies by spreading its large fins.
  • Moth and butterfly have round eye-like markings on their wings. These spots fool their predators in believing that they are large animals.
 

                                    

                                       OPOSSUM                                                               GLOBEFISH  

 

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