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Organism Adaptations in a Temperate Grassland

Hares, mice, and other rodents have adapted sharp teeth to help gnaw through the grass.
This is essential to their living since it makes eating easier.

Small rodents live underground to defend themselves from predators.
Some of these rodents also have camouflaged fur to prevent being prey to their predators.
These adaptations help the species survive and reproduce.

Kangaroos have sharp incisors that help cut off the ends of taller grasses.This adaptations makes eating easier for them.
Kangaroos also use quick and long bounds to escape predators in the Australian grasslands.
Without these attributes, more kangaroos would be prey to predators.

Bison stay in large, intimidating packs to escape predators. They are grazing mammals.
Some of the bigger animals of the temperate grasslands grow a thicker coat to help survive the winter.

In order to adapt to the cold winters and hot summers,
plants in temperate grasslands have adapted thin,
needle-shaped leaves to conserve water.
Conserving water is crucial to these plant's reproduction and survival.

Some grasses slow its respiratory rate so that they do not lose as much water to the sun.
Water conservation is essential to the grass because they need it to survive and reproduce.

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