Animal adaptations in the savanna, as described by COTF, include access to water stored in trees during the dry season, increased speed and agility to escape flames caused by lightning on dry ground, burrowing as protection from fire and living dormant through times of food scarcity. Animal adaptations are necessary in the savanna due to the extreme contrast between a long dry season and a very wet season.Continue Reading
The African elephant has physical adaptations of tusks and a long trunk to drink adequate water and gather food during times of severe drought. Improved eyesight, long legs and stamina are the adaptations of the African wild dog to wear out its prey.
The baboon, lynx and mongoose have similar physical adaptations of sharp teeth, long claws and body strength, as protection in the open environments of the savanna. Behavioral adaptations such as animal migration during the contrasting seasons, grazing to feed on the abundant grasses that grow, camouflage as protection in open areas and being nocturnal to avoid predators, are common in the savanna, states the website Education.com.
Examples of behavioral adaptations include the cheetah’s spotted coat to blend with surroundings and the zebra’s style of running zigzag, from side to side, increasing the difficulty of capture by predators.Learn more about Africa
Guinea, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Mozambique, Botswana, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote D'ivoire, Ghana, Central African Republic, Chad, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Congo, Angola and South Africa are all located in the African Savanna. While there are many savanna biome regions, the African Savanna is the only one with the name.Full Answer >
Some of the animals that live in savannas are lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, wild cats, giraffes and zebras, according to Enchanted Learning. Numerous animals live in savannas, from large mammals to invertebrates.Full Answer >
Some items that one would need to survive in the desert include clothing that provides both protection from the sun and warmth for cool night weather, a compass, at least a gallon of water for each day, either sports drinks or salty foods for electrolytes, an umbrella or an appropriate emergency blanket for shade, a reliable source of fire and signaling equipment for emergencies. A multi-purpose knife is also useful.Full Answer >
The Insurance Services Office uses property protection classes are numeric scores that range from 1 to 10 to rank the fire protection in the areas of fire department quality, water supply system, and fire alarm and communication systems, according to the International Risk Management Institute. A ranking of 1 is the highest in this system and 10 is the lowest. Many insurance carriers use the property class ranking in determining rates for property insurance.Full Answer >