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Behavioral Adaptation An inherited behavior that helps an organism survive.
Structural Adaptation An adaptation of an organism's body parts or coloring.
Hibernation A period of inactivity that some animals experience in winter that allows them to survive on stored body fat.
Estivation An inactive state resembling deep sleep, in which some animals living hot climates pass the summer. It protects them against heat and dryness.
Imprinting The development, through exceptionally fast learning, in young animals of attraction to members of their own species.
Tropism The turning of a living organism toward or away from an external stimulus, such as light, heat, or gravity.
Mimicry The similarity of one species to another or the ability to blend in to ones' surroundings.
Adaptations Inherited traits that help individual organisms meet their needs and survive in the environment.
Innate Behavior Existing in a person or animal from birth; instinctive, not learned.
Learned Behavior Actions and behavior that is taught. Some are taught by parents or siblings but environment also contributes.
Migration Periodic movement and return of animals from one place to another.
Coloration The color of an organism that helps it survive.
Natural Selection Survival of the fittest.
Instinct An inherited tendency of an organism to behave in a certain way, usually in reaction to its environment.
Created by: mrslandreth