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Animals adapt to their environment in order to survive. These can be anatomical (structural), behavioural or physiological Adaptations.

The anatomical Adaptations are the physical features on the animals, such as a cat’s claw, a rabbit’s back legs or the overall shape of an animal.

Behavioural Adaptations can be skills passed down from the parents or learnt independently from a young age such as swimming or hunting. The same behavior will occur generation after generation.

Physiological Adaptations are changes in the way the body functions. This can range from the production of venom to the way they maintain the homeostasis of their body temperature.

In this workshop we discuss and display many animals that are well adapted to their environment whilst giving the students the chance to touch, hold and interact with them.

 Core Focus

  • What is an adaptation?
  • Different adaptations
  • Examples of adaptations
  • How animals adapt to their environment

Animals to use

All animal groups are used in this session