Adaptation

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Adaptation is the process of change over long periods of time of the structure, function, behavior, or habitat of an organism, which allows it to better survive in an environment.

  1. Oxford Dictionary of Science defines adaptation as "Any change in the structure or functioning of an organism that makes it better suited to its environment".

A p'hysical adaptation' develops over multi-generations as a result of natural selection to better suit the organism for finding food, water, shelter, protection, and reproduction. 

Examples of physical adaptions in animals are the shape of a birds beak, how many fingers it has, color of its fur, thickness and thinness of fur, and shape of its nose and ears.

  • For a annoyingly catchy song to help remember adaptations of camels or animals.

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