Red Panda & Red Fox
Jayden Zane Calaro
March 27, 2018
Table Of Contents:
Page 1: ……………………………………… Animal Picture
Page 2: …………………………………………. Survival Needs
Page 3: ……………………. 5 Physical & 5 Behavioral Adaptations
Page 4: ……………………………….. Evolution on Natural Selection
Page 5: ………….. New Habitats & Environment Needed For Survival
Page 6: ………………… How Organisms Adapt Over Time
Page 7: ………………………………………………… Citation
Red Pandas need food, water, shelter, and their own space in order to survive. Red pandas need to eat bamboo, bark, insects, bird eggs, acorns, leaves, plants, roots, flowers, and mushrooms in order to survive. Red Pandas also need water to survive they need to get their water by drinking on drinking puddles, rivers, streams, bamboos, and snow. Red pandas need their own shelter and space in order to survive as well. Red Pandas need to live in tall trees, burrows or stumps in order to survive. They also need at least elevations between 4,900 and 13,000 feet.
Red Foxes also needs food water, shelter, and their own space in order to survive. Foxes need to eat squirrels, rabbits, mouse, crayfish, and insects in order to survive. Foxes also need water by drinking off of rivers, streams, fruits, puddles, and ice. Foxes also need 2.1 km2 for a female and 2.7 km2 for males in order to survive.
Red Pandas and Red Foxes are two different species but, they need some of the same survival needs that both use. Red Pandas and Foxes both eat insects and both drink off of puddles, rivers, and streams. These both animals have their own way to survive but, they still have some similarities in their survival needs.
The 5 physical adaptations the Red Panda has are large wrist bones that act as thumbs for climbing and grabbing food. Red Panda’s also has large tails help for balance and also act as a heat insulator and a pillow. It also has a small body for climbing trees and for making them agile. Red Panda’s also uses their sharp claws for climbing easier. Lastly they have
38 teeth including canines, the red panda is technically a carnivore, but has a herbivorous diet including bamboo.
The 5 behavior adaptations that the Red Panda is that they are nocturnal so, they eat at night. They are also solitary animals except during mating season, they spend most of their time on the trees. They are also territorial so, as soon as they wake up, they rub themselves on trees and observe their territory. Red pandas also escapes into the trees or stands up on their legs to appear bigger when they feel that they are in danger. Lastly Red Pandas communicate by whistles, twitters, hisses, and gestures with their tail.
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The 5 physical adaptation Red Foxes has is their coat that is made of long guard hairs and soft fine underfur that is typically a rich reddish brown. Red Pandas tails is often white-tipped, and it has black ears and legs. Red foxes are generally about 90–105 cm long and their tail is about 35–40 cm and stand about 40 cm tall at the shoulder. They also weigh about 10–15 pounds, but the largest individuals may approach 31 pounds. Lastly they have a flattened skull, upright triangular ears, a pointed, slightly upturned snout, and a long bushy tail.
The 5 behavioral adaptation Red Foxes uses their urine to mark empty cache site and is also used to store found food, as reminders not to waste time investigating them. Red Foxes also reproduce once a year in spring. Red fox body language consists of movements of the ears, tail and postures, with their body markings emphasising certain gestures. Outside the breeding season, most red foxes favour living in the open, in densely vegetated areas, though they may enter burrows to escape bad weather.
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The Red Panda’s new habitat are grasslands. Grasslands biomes are large, rolling terrains of grasses, flowers and herbs. The most common types of plant life on the North American prairie are Buffalo Grass, Sunflower, Crazy Weed, Asters, Blazing Stars, Coneflowers, Goldenrods, Clover, Wild Indigos, and in some areas a few trees. The precipitation is so erratic that drought and fire prevent large forests from growing. Grasses can survive fires because they grow from the bottom instead of the top. Their stems can grow again after being burned off. The soil of most grasslands is also too thin and dry for trees to survive.
The Red Foxes new habitat are mountains. Mountains are prominent landforms that have significant heights above sea level and/or the surrounding land. Mountains have different climates than land at sea level and nearby flat land. Climate is the weather over an extended time period for a specific area. The climate of mountains tends to include colder weather, wetter weather, and thinner air. Thin air refers to the fact that at the higher altitudes of a mountain there is less oxygen to breathe. Also, mountains generally have less hospitable conditions for plants and animals. This leads to quite different evolutionary adaptations for those plants and animals that make higher elevations their home.
If Red Pandas had to live in Grassland habitats, then they could live in trees just like they always do but, in a oak tree instead. They could also live by eating crickets, grasshoppers, bark, acorns, plants, leaves, and beetles. They could also get their water by drinking from rivers, plants, swamps, and lakes. They could also live by creating burrows and living in stumps to survive. If in danger they could stand up or run away to a tree.
If Red Foxes had to live in mountain habitats, then they could live in burrows. They could also eat bugs and plants in order to live. They also could get their water by licking on ice and/or snow. Red Foxes could also make dens in the mountains to survive. If they are in danger they could fight back or run away. They could also chase and attack they prey easily without problems by using their acute sense of hearing. They can locate small mammals and they could also jump high in the air to pounce on the prey.
Red Pandas would die out quickly in grasslands because of the lack of food and the heat. They would often be attacked during daytime and nighttime from predators. They would be killed in daytime because they sleep during that time and they wouldn’t know if their being attacked. They also could be killed in nighttime because they find food during the night and animals like coyotes attack during the night. Red Pandas would be extinct if they lived in grasslands because of the climate and animals.
Red Foxes would survive in the mountains. They could survive the mountains by using their fur to keep them warm. They would survive during the night and daytime by depending on their packs or theirself in order to survive and find their prey. Red Foxes could also reproduce and it would allow Red Foxes to grow instead of dying. Red Pandas would be able to survive for a long time.
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