Structural adaptations are the physical features of an organism that help it to survive and succeed in its environment. Structural adaptations can affect the way the creature moves, eats, reproduces or protects itself. More »

With light slender bodies, long legs and a very flexible spine for maximum stride length, cheetahs are built for speed. They run on the tips of their toes, and their claws are only partially retractable, being used for t... More »

Over time, earthworms have developed several structural, physiological and behavioral adaptations through evolution. These beneficial features have allowed them to become better suited to their environment. More »

An adaptation is defined by National Geographic as a genetic change in the structure or habits of an organism to allow it to survive, protect itself and reproduce in its environment. Physical adaptations, such as plants ... More »

Behavioral adaptation is the process by which an organism or a species changes its pattern of action to better suit its environment. It is contrasted with structural adaptation, which is the appearance of physical featur... More »

Organisms often respond to their environment through adaptation. Organisms that make an adjustment to environmental conditions in their own lifetime make physiological adaptation. If the adaptation takes place over sever... More »

Some of the characteristics of living things are the ability to reproduce, active response and adaptation to the surrounding environment, cell composition and growth and development. Life forms have to exhibit all the ch... More »