Because the first living things on Earth single-celled organisms, the earliest animal adaptation of all was the emergence of animal life itself. These single-celled organisms eventually gave rise to the six taxonomic kin... More » Science Biology Zoology

When animals colonized terrestrial habitats, they had to adjust to the fluctuating temperatures, the replacement of water with air and the increased level of oxygen. Terrestrial animals adapted to these challenges by dev... More »

Grassland animals' adaptations include using various ways to protect themselves from predators and find water when there is little available. Since grasslands get 15-36 inches of rain each year, they are considered dry. More »

A common adaptation of swamp animals is webbed feet, which they need to traverse the water effectively in order to survive. Camouflage is another adaptation that is important to the survival of animals in swamp environme... More »

All living things are made up of cells, obtain and use energy, grow and develop, reproduce, respond to stimuli, and have the ability to adapt to their environments. Living things are organisms that have life with self-su... More »

One example of adaptation exhibited by oysters is their hard shell, which protects the mollusks from predators. Additionally, as inhabitants of the harsh intertidal zone, where the temperature and water levels fluctuate,... More »

Xerophytes adaptations are based around the need to thrive in dry, arid regions with little rainfall. These adaptations include changes such as a waxy texture to skin, needle-like leaves and roots that spread wide and cl... More »