Bradford College FSP2 Adaptations
Australia has some of the oldest and largest rainforest in the world. It supports a rich and various life. What makes animals and plants suited to this particular environment or what kinds of features that an organism posse which they genetically inherited from their parents that enable them to survive the current environment and to keep reproducing? Adaptations. Adaptations are the result of evolution which is a change in a species over long periods of time. Adaptations usually happens due to the presence of mutation. Some mutations can bring an animal or plant the advantages so that they can survive better than others in the species without the mutation. All organisms have adaptations that help them survive and reproduce.
There are basically three types of adaptations. Structural adaptations are physical features of an organism, the actual things that an organism has, like the paws on the bear or the leaves on …show more content…
This is structural adaptation. This adaptation allows them to better grip when they move on trees. Both the super strong front and hind limbs can support them while climbing trees and moving in between branches. This is an advantage since it allows them to find food easily on trees and protect them from predators living on the ground. The paws of a koala have five digits each with sharp claws, this is another structural adaptation. The two digits on the front paws act like human’s thumbs and they are opposed to the other three digits. This adaptation allows the koala to have a better grip while moving on trees so that they will not fall easily to the ground (Academic Press