Wildlife and Climate: How Animals Have Adapted

Migrating: In order to escape severe weather, such freezing winters, many animal and bird species migrate.

When food is scarce and temperatures are low, some animals preserve energy by hibernating throughout winter.

Thick fur or fat layers help animals in colder areas maintain body heat and serve as insulation.

Camouflage: To evade predators or prey, some animals alter their appearance such that they blend in with their natural habitat.

Many tiny animals seek shelter from harsh weather and high heat by burrowing underground.

During hot and dry weather, certain animals enter a state of reduced metabolic activity called estivation, which is akin to hibernation.

Because they are most active at night when temperatures are lower, certain species are nocturnal and only emerge when it is dark and cold outside.

Animals that live in deserts have adapted to avoid losing water through various means, including modified kidneys or altered behavior.

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