Notes on the adaptations of elephants and lions:. Elephant Elephants’ ears are used for display and signalling anger and warning. However, they are also used to control body temperature. Blood circulating in large vessels in the ears is cooled by flapping the ears. The trunk of an elephant has numerous uses such as for eating, drinking, communication, and dust and water bathing. 3. An elephant’s sight is very poor, so its sense of smell is very sophisticated. It can be used to detect predators but elephants can also detect underground water using their sense of smell. 4. An elephant’s eyelashes are very long to protect the eyes from dust. Its eyes also blink regularly for the same reason. Lion A lion has piercing canines in order to grab and kill prey. Its other teeth are also specialised to eat meat. A lion has scissor-like molars to slice into meat. While one function of the mane is to make the animal appear bigger it is also useful to protect the neck in disputes with other lions. Lions often hunt at night so their sense of sight has to be excellent. They also have to detect fast moving prey. 4. Its claws are used to catch prey but are retractable to aid walking.
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