4th Grade Animal Survival

Over the next two days you and a partner will be searching different animals and their ability to survive in their habitat. You and your partner will be recording your information on a worksheet. Please work at a voice level of 1, as you are sitting side by side. If you have any questions, or need clarification, please raise your hand.

I can identify the adaptations that are necessary for animals of the same species to survive in their habitat.


What do giraffes eat?

Where can giraffes reach to eat that other animals can't?

What parts of a giraffes body help them eat to survive on the Savannah?


What is the koalas main source of food?

How are koalas bodies specially designed to eat this food?

Polar Bear

What color is the bear's hair?

What color is a polar bears skin?

How are polar bears bodies specially designed to survive in the freezing-cold Arctic?

Brown-throated three-toed sloth

How are sloths bodies adapted to live among the treetops?

What do you find most interesting about sloths? Why?

African Elephant

Explain why an elephants trunk is important to its survival.

Explain why an elephants ears are important to its survival.


How are capybaras bodies adapted to live in the water and on the land?

What do you find most interesting about capybara? Why?

Emperor Penguin

How are the emperor penguins bodies specially to survive in the severely cold climate of Antarctica?

How are penguins bodies designed to make them excellent swimmers?

When you complete your task, your partner and you will do the following:

Directions: Choose an animal on www.animalfactguide.com

Use the animal’s fact page to answer the following questions.

1. What is the animal’s common name?

2. What is the animal’s scientific name?

3. Where does the animal live?

4. What does the animal eat?

5. What is the conservation status of the animal?

6. What can you do to help this animal?