How do you otters adapt to winter conditions?
u might have to keep them in your bathtub only if u want to have a pool in your house or u can keep the pool out side for summer for the otter and in winter bring the pool in for the otter......
Their oily skin keeps them warm in the cold waters. Also they have thick fur to keep warm.
Kangaroos do not inhabit the high country or snowy areas of Australia in winter. They stay in the lowlands and shelter in caves and under overhanging cliffs. Some types of wallabies inhabit the high country, but these are the stockier, more muscular variety (like wallaroos), with thicker, more insul…ating fur. In southern areas such as Victoria and Tasmania, the kangaroos are already well adapted to the cold winters, developing a thicker coat through the winter months. (MORE)
S wimming,diving and occasionally there temperature under water if its getting to hot or cold they adapt to their habitat. Webbed feet as well
These flowers remain underground in the form of bulbs in the winterand reproduce in the spring.
Animals adapt to the winter by hibernating. For example,bears and leopard frogs hibernate. They eat all summer and in the winter they sleep. Another way of adapting is to migrate . For example, butterflies,whales,and birds migrate. To illustrate, butterflies migrate to mexico when it is cold and… migrate back when it is warmer. Those are two examples of ho animals adapt in the winter. (MORE)
The Sea otter or Kalan (Enhydra lutris) is a large otter native to the North Pacific, from northern Japan and Kamchatka east across the Aleutian Islands south to California. Generally sticking to shallow coastal waters of no more than about 55 meters in depth, sea otters are found most often in a…reas with rocky coastlines and thick kelp forests; barrier reefs and intertidal areas are also inhabited. These otters may be considered a keystone species; they control the population of certain invertebrates which would otherwise run amok if unchecked. Chief among these invertebrates are sea urchins and abalone, a favorite prey of the otters. To eat prey in shells they often use rocks, which sit on their stomach, to break open the shell in order to get the animal inside. Crabs, mussels, scallops, cephalopods, fish, chiton, and snails are also prey to the sea otter. Individuals may show finicky preferences; despite this, they require 20-25% of their body weight in food each day, and they may forage for prey as often as every 5 hours. Their metabolism is higher than that of otters in captivity, and is 8 times the level in comparatively sized terrestrial mammals. Part of this may be because they have the lowest assimilation efficiency of carnivores (82%), and their gut transit time is only 3 hours. Also these small mammals lose heat easily to their aqueous environment because of water's high thermal conductivity. Sea otters consume more seawater than most other marine mammals. This is likely because of high urea production from a high protein diet, as well as their prey having a higher electrolyte composition than fish. Their kidneys are comparatively larger to other marine mammals in order to offset this. . For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Answers.com) indicated below. (MORE)
Ducks adapt to winter by growing a thick under layer of feathers tohelp keep them warm. Most ducks adapt to winter by migrating towarmer locations.
Bunnies evolved in warmer climates and had to adapt to colder ones.They molt in the autumn and then grow a thick new coat for winter.They will put on extra fat and increase their food intake by asmuch as 10-20 percent.
Otters race playfully down snowbanks or ride waterfalls into deep pools of water. River otters may look as if they don't have a care in the world. Otters spend most of their days constantly on the move.. Why?. A resting otter is more likely to have a run-in with a predator. A hungry eagle might be… flying overhead. A coyote may be hungry for the otter's newly caught trout. But as long as an otter is within sliding distance of the water, it's safe. (MORE)
They grow a thicker fur coat and thicker hair around their feet to suspend them above the snow.
its like an evolution to otters to grow and adapt to the enviroment were they live to survive and they look for food like fish, reptiles, and a few more types of food which they eat. To keep them alive and they have to breed so they dont die out and become extinct.
what a random question, i only know half about otters. they have thick fur and oily skin to keep warm in cold winters
Coyotes hunt different animals in the winter. They do this because animals they usually hunt have either migrated or hibernated. They also grow longer and thicker fur to keep itself warm.
" River otters are most active from early evening through early morning. They are active all year, even in the cold Alaskan winters. Otters play more than most wild animals -- wrestling, chasing other otters, tossing and diving for rocks and clamshells, toying with live prey and occasionally, slidin…g." Source : http://luddist.com/otter.htm (MORE)
My observations were it's travel routes. They tend to avoid deep snow. By traveling in the tracks of larger animals and almost always, travel in tire tracks of vehicles in snow. they seem to always avoid snow when possible. Traveling under, along trees, hoping rocks etc.
Bob is a pine tree. He has adapted to winter and his needles havn't fallen off.Bob thinks something is wrong with him. All off his friends leave have follen off. Now they make fun off Bob. He isn't always cold, but his friends are. During all of winter Bob is nice and warm because his needles hadn't… fallen off. Now he feels good about himself and makes fun of his friends because they can't stay warm. But the mane reson Bob still has his needles because he can still get moisture from the ground and his friends can't. (MORE)
Rabbits that live in places where it gets cold in the water naturally build up a thick fur for the winter, and they have soft fur pads on their feet, and this insulates their bodies against the cold so they are well prepared for the lowering temperatures. Pet rabbits do not adapt to the winter, th…ough. Pet rabbits are the European Rabbit species, and they can't survive outside in the cold winter like wild rabbits can. When it gets to be freezing, bring your rabbit inside. Read the related links for more information about keeping pet rabbits outside. (MORE)
Arctic fox. They adapt to it by changing the colour of the from brown to white.
sea otters have fur that locks air in side of the fur witch gives warmth
Fur to keep it warm in the water. A sleek body and tail. Teeth to eat what it wants to eat (oysters). Claws to open those oysters.
some animals such as the snowshoe hares coats turn white and thick in the winter
The hedgehog species that live were the climate becomes unbearably cold hibernate; the other hedgehog species don't because their climate is warmer.
Maple trees adapt like all other deciduous plants. 1. the leaves start to shut down with the cold so they draw in the energy costly chlorophyll first, then the other pigments that contribute to photosynthesis that's why leaves turn colors in the fall. 2. apoptosis at the petiole, that means the cell…s that attach the leaf to the stem starts to die, this doesn't happen to all plants, oaks for instance keep their brown dead ugly leafs until the spring when they are pushed out. Water can freeze inside the tree but this is rare, wikipedia "frost flowers". For the most part everything just slows down: nutrient movement, stem growth, and root growth. (MORE)
Their heavy coat helps protect them from both hot and cold weatheras well as helping to keep them dry in the rain. Koalas in thesouthern areas of Australia have adapted to the colder temperatureswith thicker, heavier fur and they are larger than koalas fromwarmer regions.
There is an animal profile for Giant Otters on the Philadelphia Zoowebsite that provides a few adaptation examples. To quicklyhighlight some of the information found here, the profile says thatgiant otters have flattened tails that help them to swim underwaterfaster and maneuver more easily. They al…so have fully webbed toes.Furthermore, giant otter fur is very dense and prevents water fromtouching the otter's skin. Another great place to read more about Giant Otters is the WorldAssociation of Zoos and Aquariums The animal profile here offersseveral brief facts as well as a very cute picture! The otter'ssharp claws are mentioned on the Philadelphia Zoo site, but WAZA'sfact sheets describes digging as one of an otter's favoriteactivities. One specific way that they use their claws is to helpdig underground sleeping dens. WAZA also describes the otter'sfamily structure. Otters mate for life and live in family groups.Parents and older siblings help to take care of new cubs. As withhumans, otters are very social animals. (MORE)
Horses have winter coats kinda like cats and dogs. I should know I have been riding for 2-3 years and the horses and I learned that while I was brushing one of them. I got this from experience Hope I answered your question î
They actually adapt awesome. You would think by the way their fur looks and feels they'd be freezing but really, they're fine. Labs can swim in about 5 degree water for about 30 seconds so of course they're fine in the snow and all. The only down side is that their pads are very sensitive and they, …like, burn basically if they're standing on the snow for too long. Hope this helps :) (MORE)
One behavioral adaptation of a sea otter is that they use tools to help them eat and sleep. For example, they use tools to make a dam.
They have a thick coat of fur (for winter), auquotic eyes to help them see underwater, and oily skin to keep them warm in cold waters.
An otter is adapted to a warm climate where they can just relax. Most otters will tend to lay on a log in the sun.
Sea otters have several adaptations designed for life in the water. They have watertight fur for insulation, they have webbed feet for swimming, as well as nostrils and ears that can close to keep water out. They also have a short, thick, and slightly flat tail. Besides aquatic adaptations, sea ot…ters are very intelligent and one of the select group of animals known to use tools (sea otters usually have a favorite rock that they use to crack seashells). (MORE)
They slowly lose there summer hair and grow very thick, white hair and while they are doing it, its getting colder and they just adapt to the white snow.
Sea otter cubs have air in their fur, and simply float while their mother dives for food. Adult otters use their flippers and tail to navigate through the water. They have a clear eyelid that serves as goggles so that they see underwater. They use their whiskers to feel vibrations of prey moving wat…er in agile filled or cloudy water. (MORE)
Wildlife that breeds on the Antarctic continent -- none live there, adapt with layers of fat and feather or skin features that protect their cores from the extreme cold.
They migrate to Africa, because it's warmer. Also, they are notable to survive in low temperatures, so when season changes(especially winter) they have to morgate to other warmer places
The fur of a sea otter grows so closely together, that it is waterproof. It also traps tiny pockets of air, and the air acts as an insulator, helping to keep the otter from losing heat into the water.
Poppies have adapted to survive in the winter because they completely die off. Their seeds grow into new plants in the spring.
Rabbits naturally build up a thick fur for the winter and have soft fur pads on their feet, insulating their bodies against the cold so they are well prepared for the lowering temperatures. .
Well some animals hibernate in the winter in someplace warm but others like dears and birds. Birds like swallows go to a different and hotter country. Some animals just injure it and eat all the food they find. That's why you should always put food out for the birds.
They have warm thick coats that keep them warm they also run about and are used to the artic conditions.
Sea otters are adapted to keep warm by its thick and dense fur. It has two layers of fur; one a water proof guard layer, and then a shorter layer of fur underneath. Unlike most marine mammals, they do not use blubber to keep them warm. So they use their fur instead.
they mate then mate some more then they mate again until yo momma comes and wipes em all out
Not if you completely deprive them of crucial feed, shelter, water and a warm place to lay down to rest and sleep, especially with those thin cows that don't have enough condition (or layers of fat) to help them survive the winter. Fat or good conditioned cows have a better chance surviving winter c…onditions with snow as a water source and being able to dig for feed, plus some feed that is given to them once or twice a week, but not thin or emaciated cows. (MORE)
they adapt. different rabbit have different adaptations. i.e. a alaskan hare is made for the cold. and some times they fart in a can, usually coke cans so they caan reopen it and smell it :)
Polar bears have blubber, which is like extra fat, under their fur and that helps to keep them warm during the winter. They also grow out their winter fur coats to keep themselves warm during the winter.
Most die in the winter, but release their seeds in the fall beforehand. Others lose their foliage on the outside, but use the energy created and stored during the spring and summer to say alive.
Hedgehogs, like some other animals (but not people) have brown fat. Brown fat is good because it provides a lot more energy when burned then white fat. This is because brown fat has more mitochondria in it, which are metabolic organelles that speed up metabolism with increased numbers. Hedgehogs wil…l hibernate during the winter months only if they sense that there is not enough food around to sustain them. On an eeg their brainwaves would look like that of a braindead human.Their body temperature drops to about 50 degree fahrenheit. If their body temperature drops to and below 33.8 degree, a deadly point, the brown fat is burned, they warm up, they start to shiver and they wake up. They then rebuild another home that's warmer or add onto their home or move into another hedgehog's home (or course alone, they are never social). Every 1 or 2 weeks for 1 to 2 days a hedgehog wakes up to forage for food and to drink. As spring aproaches, the hedgehog eats to regain the 1/3 of its body weight that it has lost. It still temporarily opts for hibernation after that until it is sure that there are no more cold snaps. (MORE)
A frogs adaption i similar to the bear. It hibernates to the gentrafiction of the forest. Hope this helps. JOE OUT.
The sea otter's main diet is sea invertebrates such as urchins, clams, mussels and snails. During winter they need to eat 25% of their body weight each day to keep warm.
No animal "adapts in winter", however it may have adaptions thathelp it survive winter, such as an ability to hibernate, or extrathick fur.