Extreme animals

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EXTREME ANIMALS Contents Life at the extreme Feeling the heat

Poisonous places

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The hottest place on Earth Deadly dry Chilling out

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Flying high

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Nature’s survivors

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Index

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Adapting to extreme plac places

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Extreme defences Glossary

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Feeling the freeze Dizzy heights

At the bottom of the ocean

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Down in the depths

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Written by Charlotte Guillain

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Life at the extreme All animals live in habitats that give them food, water and shelter. Animals’ bodies have adapted over thousands of years to help them live in their particular habitat.

Polar bears have thick layers of fat and fur to keep them warm.

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Some animals live in the most extreme places on the planet. They have adapted in amazing ways to survive extreme heat or cold. Others live in very dry or poisonous places. These are nature’s survivors, living life at the extreme.

FACT ››› Camels can live for weeks without drinking water.

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