9 Creatures That Have Changed To Fit Their Habitats
White polar bears are camouflaged on snow and ice, keeping them hidden from prey. Polar bears have substantial fat and fur that keep them comfortable in harsh weather and freezing water.
Three-toed sloths have evolved to living in the trees and rarely leave. Sloths dwell in trees for safety. The sloth's lengthy arms and inactivity help it avoid predators.
Raccoons can eat and live on almost anything. People regularly witness them rummaging through dumpsters and trash cans for food. Raccoons are nocturnal and are most active at night to avoid being detected by danger.
Chameleons have outstanding behavioural and body covering adaptations. Their swivelling eyeballs provide them a near-360-degree vision of their environment. Chameleons' feet and tails are adapted for climbing.
Armadillos live in Central and South America. One North American species is moving north due to milder temperatures. Above: nine-banded armadillo. Armadillos have a protective body covering.
Stripes and spray are skunks' most recognisable features. The spray protects against predators and other enemies. Other animals avoid skunks because of their black-and-white stripes.
Owls are a rare bird with various survival adaptations. Owls have incredible hearing. The barn owl may have the best hearing on the planet. Owls can locate a mouse over 100 yards distant by sound alone.
Woodpeckers are unusual among birds. Strong beaks allow them to bore into trees for food and nesting. A bird that bangs its head all day needs a good grip.
Wolves have thick hair for warmth, strong jaws for hunting, good night vision, and a superb sense of smell.Wolves have become efficient hunters and survivors through generations.