Adaptations in Animals
Year 7 - Room 12
Learning about animals and their adaptive
features that help them live, is wonderful.
At the zoo we saw how animals use their
special features to survive.
Here’s what we learnt.
• Have antennae which act like feelers.
• They have a mouth like a straw.
• They wet their food with their saliva and
then suck the food in.
• They have six legs to help them walk.
• Their wings help them fly.
Aren’t these clever adaptations to help
• Frogs have pores on their slimy skin to help
them breathe while they are in water.
• When they are on land they use their lungs to
• Their hind legs are strong. When they leap, frogs
land on their hind legs which act as buffers.
• Frogs have long tongues with which to catch
• They croak to attract other frogs.
Lizards are reptiles.
• Reptiles are cold blooded.
• They need the sun to keep their bodies warm.
• Lizards have bumps on the inside of their toes. While
walking using the toes, a vacuum is created and this
won’t let the lizard fall.
• When in danger the lizard sheds its tail and moves away.
• They have strong and sharp claws to
catch their prey.
• Their eye sight is very good.
• They have large and strong wings that
help them fly.
• They swoop down, pick up and rip through
their prey using their beaks and claws.
• Ducks have webbed feet for swimming.
• They have oily feathers to prevent them
from getting wet.
• Their beaks are flat and ridged to help
them keep the food in, and get the water
• They have unique black and white stripes
to confuse its enemy.
• They are herbivores.
• Have brown and black stripes for
• They have sharp pointy teeth and strong
paws and claws.
• They are strong and fast hunters.
• Lions have manes to make their face look
bigger and fierce.
• They are called the kings of the jungle
because they are strong and majestic.
• Bats use echo location to find their prey.
• They are nocturnal animals that can see
very well in the dark.
• They live in groups and hunt at night.
• Humans are at the top end of the animal
• We can speak to communicate.
• We can stand erect and use our limbs.
• The thumb is a very useful adaptation that
enables us to hold and do things.
I hope you have learnt something
about adaptations in animals.
I enjoyed preparing this