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Subject :NSO    Class : Class 7

The polar bear has some adaptive features to live in extremely cold climate of polar regions.
Some are given in the box.

Select the correct adaptation values of the features P, Q and R from the following:
(i) Helps in catching the prey
(ii) Helps in high speed running
(iii) Insulates the body
(iv) Makes it a good swimmer
(v) Reduces heat loss
(vi) Makes it walk on snow easily
(vii) Sensitive hearing

A P → (v), Q → (vii), R → (ii)
B P → (iv), Q → (iii), R → (i)
C P → (iii), Q → (v), R → (vi)
D P → (iii), Q → (i), R → (ii)

I have a question, how can small ears help in reducing heat loss?

Ans 1:

Class : Class 7
Small ears have less blood vessels. Blood vessels help radiate heat from the body. So less blood vessels in the small ears help reduce heat loss.

Ans 2:

Class : Class 7

Ans 3:

Class : Class 9
Big ears will have a comparatively more blood supply. So it will have more heat loss also.

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