Behavioral Adaptations

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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.