Hi students! The goal for this blog is for you to become familiar with plant and animal adaptations. An adaptation is a trait that helps an organism survive. Below you will find various plants and animals. Choose a plant or animal to research. Write a reply that includes adaptations for this plant or animal. For each adaptation identify it as a behavioral or physical adaptation. Be sure to include what the adaptation is and how it helps the plant or animal to survive and thrive.

Your post must be a minimum of 1 paragraph (5-8 sentences) detailing the adaptations of the organism you choose.

Your post must be written in complete sentences with correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.

You must also respond to at least 3 classmate’s posts. When responding to a classmate, you may add additional information to their post, compare what they have written to the adaptations of a different organisms, or ask a question about what they posted.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What are the adaptations of a desert fox?


  1. The Desert Fox has large ears which can be used to sense their Prey and If an predator was near.
    Its Coat is a Tan-ish color reflects heat during day and stores it at night. It has soles on its feet to protect its feet from the hot ground. It is also Nocturnal.
    The desert fox has many Physical and Some behavorial adaptations :)

  2. The Desert foxes are very interesting animals. Desert foxes have a thick coat to stay warm on the cold desert nights. There fur also reflects heat during the day. They are found in North Africa from Morocco to Egypt, south to north Niger and Sudan, east to Sinai Peninsula and Kuwait. They are about 14-16 inches tall.It ways up to 3 pounds. Desert foxes have thick fur on the bottom of their feet to protect them from the hot sand. Their tail is used to help them change direction when they are running.They also use their tail to keep their feet warm at night. Their fur is pale brown to help them camouflage with the sand. Desert foxes have sharp claws to make burrows. They are nocturnal. Desert foxes are omnivorous. [They eat both plants and meat like humans.] The animals that they eat are insects, lizards, and other reptiles, rodents, birds and bird eggs, and other small mammals. They do not need to drink much water because they eat plants that have moisture such as grasses, roots, fruits and berries. There kidneys are also adapted so they do not need much water to survive. The Desert fox is different from most foxes they live in small communities that usually go up to 10 foxes. They have large ears to hear their predators from far away. Male foxes are called Reynard and female foxes are called Vixen. The desert fox has many predators such as caracals, eagles, owls, jackals, saluki, and striped hyenas.

    1. Very Cool Aman :]
      Is there any plant that is dangerous to the Desert Fox?