Transcript Behavioral Adaptations
Behavioral adaptations Behavioral adaptations are actions that help an animal survive. They can be learned or instinctive. social behaviors behaviors for protection Pack Hunting vs. Loners Some animals benefit from helping each other by hunting in a pack. Herding Some animals find that there is safety in numbers. Nocturnal Some animals prefer the night! Diurnal Active during the daytime. Hibernation – (winter) This is a period in which an animal’s body temperature drops, body activities are slowed to conserve energy. E.g. Bats, chipmunk & bears. marmot Estivation- (summer) A period of inactivity when animals retreat from heat or lack of water. (snake and tortoises) Arizona– Spade-foot Toad Building Structures Burrowing Some behavioral adaptations follow seasonal cycles. Migration Animals moving to another location to improve their Animals migrate for different reasons. chances of better climate survival. better food safe place to live safe place to raise young go back to the place they were born rufuos hummingbird Dormancy When plants drop their leaves due to harsh temperature, reduced sunlight or drought. During fall the plants prepare for dormancy. Dormant Deciduous – the kinds of plants that only have leaves during part of the year. Evergreens- the kinds of plants that have green leaves throughout the entire year.