Grassland Animal Adaptations


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What is the defining amount of rainfall in a grassland?

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1. What is a key adaptation of this grassland animal?

2. What is a key adaptation of this grassland animal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The term grassland actually applies to several different types of ecosystems. This quiz will focus on the adaptations that grassland animals have developed in order to survive these habitats.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will assess your understanding of the following:

  • Malaysian Tigers
  • American bison
  • Ruminant stomachs
  • Burrowing animals

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - read content about burrowing animals and understand the benefits of this characteristic
  • Distinguishing differences - determine which animals do and do not have ruminant stomachs
  • Defining key concepts - establish the defining amount of rainfall in a grassland

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson entitled Grassland Animal Adaptations contains more information on this topic. The lesson features the following learning objectives:

  • Review the different types of grassland
  • Explore the concept of camouflage and the animals that employ this tactic
  • Analyze the viability of grass as a food source