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 »

Deer have a wide variety of behavioral adaptations including the instinct to flee danger, the instinct to hide, protect and care for their young and the instinct that drives bucks to fight during rut, their mating season... More »

Chimpanzees are highly intelligent mammals that can learn how to use tools, such as twigs, leaves and blades of grass to extract food and water. They also construct nests made of leaves and branches on tops of trees to a... 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 »

The characteristics that all living things share are cells, growth, reproduction, adaptation, homeostasis, use of energy and response to the environment. Using these characteristics, it is easy to determine if something ... 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 »