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Animals like polar bears will have a thick insulating coat

They usually have a large amount of body fat

They have a large body size to surface area ratio

They have a camouflaged coat

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How do these adaptations help?

How do these adaptations help?

A thick fur coat

Large body size to surface area ratio

A large amount of body fat

Camouflage

Traps heat to keep warm

Reduces heat loss by radiation

Acts as a food store and to keep warm

White fur is good camouflage to hide from prey

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A desert environment

A desert environment

A desert can have very little rainfall

There is a lot of sunshine during the day

There is very little shade

The temperatures can get very hot

At night it can become very cold

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How is a camel adapted to survive in the desert?

How is a camel adapted to survive in the desert?

Camels can store large amounts of water in the fat in their humps

They have feet with a large surface area to allow them to walk on sand

They also have long eye-lashes to stop sand blowing into their eyes

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How do reptiles survive in the desert?

How do reptiles survive in the desert?

Most reptiles will find some shade under a rock during the hottest part of the day

When walking on hot sand a lizard will try to touch the ground with only a small area

This lizard keeps swopping feet, and only stands on two feet at a time

This snake keeps a loop of itself off the ground as it moves across the sand sideways

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