Animal adaptations in the savanna, as described by COTF, include access to water stored in trees during the dry season, increased speed and agility to escape flames caused by lightning on dry ground, burrowing as protection from fire and living dormant through times of food scarcity. Animal adaptations are necessary in the savanna due to the extreme contrast between a long dry season and a very wet season.Know More
The African elephant has physical adaptations of tusks and a long trunk to drink adequate water and gather food during times of severe drought. Improved eyesight, long legs and stamina are the adaptations of the African wild dog to wear out its prey.
The baboon, lynx and mongoose have similar physical adaptations of sharp teeth, long claws and body strength, as protection in the open environments of the savanna. Behavioral adaptations such as animal migration during the contrasting seasons, grazing to feed on the abundant grasses that grow, camouflage as protection in open areas and being nocturnal to avoid predators, are common in the savanna, states the website Education.com.
Examples of behavioral adaptations include the cheetah’s spotted coat to blend with surroundings and the zebra’s style of running zigzag, from side to side, increasing the difficulty of capture by predators.Learn more about Africa
Some of the most economically exploited trees in Nigeria's forests are African walnut, various mahoganies, mansonia and, to a greater extent, the variety of trees used domestically for fuel wood. Between 1990 and 2005, the forests in Nigeria shrank by 30 percent, and the nation had the highest deforestation rate worldwide between 2000 and 2005. In order to stem the tide of deforestation, Nigeria's National Council on the Environment issued a ban on the exportation of charcoal and fuel wood in 2012.Full Answer >
The hippopotamus directly kills more humans in Africa than any other wild animal. It is aggressive and deceptively fast-moving when defending its territory in and around water.Full Answer >
Animal cells do not contain cell walls because cell walls prevent specialization, and individual animal cells do not need protection from the outside environment. The evolution of cells without walls also meant they could connect together, which led to animals becoming the most complex organisms on Earth.Full Answer >
One adaptation that oak trees exhibit is very deep root systems, which help them find water. This is especially useful in a habitat that's prone to drought. The leaves of many oaks are thick and have small stomata, which reduces the rate of evaporation and water use.Full Answer >