Animals have adapted their ecosystems and environment since the beginning of time but recently species have been forced to adapt at an increasingly alarming rate. So, how do animals adapt to their environment? We’ll cover everything you need to know, including a few case studies.
Animal adaptations can be observed at any time on every continent in every ocean, and affect every species on the planet. As the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus once stated, change is the only constant.” But precisely how do animals adapt to their changing environment and in what ways have humans impacted animals’ abilities to adapt?
An adaptation is an evolutionary response that a species of plant or animal collectively makes over time to address a challenge to its survival.