Adaptation is the physical or behavioural characteristic of an organism that helps an organism to survive better in the surrounding environment.Adaptation is essential for the survival of living organisms. Animals, which are unable to adapt to changing environmental changes die. These adaptations are a result of genetic changes. The animals that survive pass on the mutated genes to their offspring.
Adaptive features of a lion that helps it in hunting are as follows:
- A lion has slight brown body, which helps it to hide itself in dry grassland for avoiding detection by its prey.
- Detects its prey from a distance and knows the exact location of it because of its own eyes located in front.
- Strong paws, sharp teeth and long claws help it to catch and kill the prey.