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Adaptation   The process whereby living things change their bodies or behaviour over generations, the better to suit their environment. Animals are adapted to the climate, the food available and the avoidance of predators. For example, Arctic hares have thick fur to keep warm, a keen sense of smell to help find plants under the snow and a white coat to blend in with their surroundings.

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