Where do they live?
Alaska
Canada
Greenland
Serbia
Northway
Polar Bears spent their time on..
Polar Bears spent their time in land, water and ice.
They love being on the crack of th...
Food suplied
Polar Bears eat
bearberries in
summer.
The bearberries have
small leaves, white or
pink flowers and
berries l...
Food suplied Bearberries can be found
North America, Asia and
Europe. When the
seasons begin to change,
the polar bears n...
Adaptations are characteristics that help an organism to survive in
its environment and/or reproduce.
Adaptations can be physical or behavioral, but all are
involved with survival in an environment.
Physical Adaptations •Fur
•Body shape
•Color
•Protection
Fur
One of the ways that animals
are protected from weather
conditions is through fur or
fat. Many mammals from this
area,...
Body Shape Many tundra birds and
mammals are larger and
have smaller appendages
than similar species in
warmer climates.
T...
Color
Color is a benefit for
many animals
because they
camouflaged in the
snow.
Protection •Many animals have
unique adaptations to
protect them from
predators.
•Deer, elk and
caribou have antlers
that ...
Behavioral Adaptations
•Hibernation
•Protection
•Migration
•Shelter
Hibernation
To avoid
adverse
weather
conditions,
some animals
hibernate, or
become
dormant during
the periods of
worst wea...
Protection.
Most animals can protect themselves
on a physical and behavioral level.
Migration
Many animals and birds
migrate to more moderate
climates during the winter.
Shelter
Artic hare and fox take
advantage of the snow
and build dens for
protection against the
harsh arctic winters.
Many...
In summary…
•Adaptations are characteristics that enable
an organism to survive in it’s environment
and reproduce.
•Adapta...
In summary… •All adaptations are related to the
environment that an organism lives in.
Physical adaptations can include…
F...
In summary… Behavioral adaptations can
include…
Hibernation
Migration
Shelter
Protection can be both a
physical and a beha...
Polar bear adaptations
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Polar bear adaptations

  1. 1. Where do they live? Alaska Canada Greenland Serbia Northway
  2. 2. Polar Bears spent their time on.. Polar Bears spent their time in land, water and ice. They love being on the crack of the ice. k
  3. 3. Food suplied Polar Bears eat bearberries in summer. The bearberries have small leaves, white or pink flowers and berries like fruits.
  4. 4. Food suplied Bearberries can be found North America, Asia and Europe. When the seasons begin to change, the polar bears need to look for different sources of food. Polar Bears also hunt from water fishes, seals, beluga whales, walruses and narwhals to eat them.
  5. 5. Adaptations are characteristics that help an organism to survive in its environment and/or reproduce.
  6. 6. Adaptations can be physical or behavioral, but all are involved with survival in an environment.
  7. 7. Physical Adaptations •Fur •Body shape •Color •Protection
  8. 8. Fur One of the ways that animals are protected from weather conditions is through fur or fat. Many mammals from this area, tundra, also have thick layers of blubber to keep them warm when temperatures are cold.
  9. 9. Body Shape Many tundra birds and mammals are larger and have smaller appendages than similar species in warmer climates. This body plan allows more heat to remain within the animal where it belongs, and less heat to escape into the environment.
  10. 10. Color Color is a benefit for many animals because they camouflaged in the snow.
  11. 11. Protection •Many animals have unique adaptations to protect them from predators. •Deer, elk and caribou have antlers that can be used for defense from enemies. Others may have hard outer coverings that serve as protection.
  12. 12. Behavioral Adaptations •Hibernation •Protection •Migration •Shelter
  13. 13. Hibernation To avoid adverse weather conditions, some animals hibernate, or become dormant during the periods of worst weather The black bear can withstand up to 100 days without eating, drinking, defacating, urinating or exercising
  14. 14. Protection. Most animals can protect themselves on a physical and behavioral level.
  15. 15. Migration Many animals and birds migrate to more moderate climates during the winter.
  16. 16. Shelter Artic hare and fox take advantage of the snow and build dens for protection against the harsh arctic winters. Many animals rely on living under the snow for protection. Amazingly, temperatures are less -7 degrees under snow.
  17. 17. In summary… •Adaptations are characteristics that enable an organism to survive in it’s environment and reproduce. •Adaptations can be physical or behavioral.
  18. 18. In summary… •All adaptations are related to the environment that an organism lives in. Physical adaptations can include… Fur Body Shape Color
  19. 19. In summary… Behavioral adaptations can include… Hibernation Migration Shelter Protection can be both a physical and a behavioral adaptation.
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