CHAPTER 3 WEATHER, CLIMATE AND ADAPTATION OF ANIMALS TO CLIMATE
Weather of a place is the day-to-day atmospheric condition in terms of temperature, rainfall, humidity, rainfall, wind speed, etc.
The average weather pattern recorded over a long time is called the climate of the place.
CLIMATE AND ADAPTATION
Animals have to adapt to survive in the climatic conditions they live in. Animals living in extremely cold climatic conditions have features like thick fur coat to protect them from cold whereas animals living in the hot conditions develop resistance to heat and scarcity of water.
Different climatic regions:
(i) The Polar Regions
(ii) The tropical rainforests