Name one way animals stay warm in cold weather.
Animals stay warm in cold weather by using insulation. Types of insulation include fur, feathers, and fat. Animals can also huddle together for warmth.
Fur: A layer of soft, thick hair that grows on the skin of some animals. Feathers: A light, fluffy structure that grows on the skin of some birds. Blubber: A thick layer of fat that grows on the skin of some animals to keep them warm.
Which type of insulation do you think animals use to stay warm?
- None of the above
Polar bears have fur that is made up of hollow hairs, which helps them to stay warm and insulated in cold climates. Penguins have a layer of fat under their skin which helps them stay warm and insulated in cold climates. Hedgehogs have specially adapted hairs on their bellies that help them to stay insulated when they curl up into a ball.
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What are the different ways that animals stay warm in cold weather?
How does insulation help animals stay warm?
Do you think it is important to keep animals warm in cold weather?
What are other ways humans can help animals stay warm in cold weather?