an animal's fitting
into its environment by changing what it needs to live.
either digging in the ground OR the underground home of some
a group of animals that stay together.
temperature, wind, and rain conditions over a long period of
animals having a body temperature that is controlled by the
outside temperature. A cold-blooded animal in 100 degree heat
will be 100 degrees inside its body. In 20 degree cold
weather, the animal will have an inside temperature of 20
a group of same-kind animals that live together.
a part of a colony of same-kind animals; sometimes a family
of animals in a larger colony.
a period of time in the life cycle of insects where they don't grow
or develop and their body functions slow down a lot.
Active during the day
a kind of sleep time that happens when the weather gets very hot or
very cold or in times of drought or other bad living
a serious lack of rain.
the land and climate where an animal lives.
summer hibernation when animals sleep to get away from heat, no
water, or their food source disappears.
winter sleeping where the animal's temperature, heart rate,
and body slow down so much that it might appear to be dead.
when an animal gathers food, eats some, but saves the rest in
its nest or burrow.
the young animals born to a mother. This word means that more
than one is born at the same time.
active and hunting during the night.
animals that eat everything whether it is meat or vegetable.
a large area of grassland.
having an unborn child or baby animal inside the mother.
an mammal in the same group with humans, monkeys, and apes.
a group of cold-blooded animals that have scaly skin.
a bird's perch
underground homes that have tunnels and rooms.
an area where the weather is never really hot or really cold.
lasting only a little while
sluggishness; a time when the heartbeat, temperature, and body
activities slow down. The animal is only a little alert.
an area that has mostly warm to hot weather.
animals that have bodies that control their inside
temperatures to keep them warm.