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A rain forest animal that may adapt due to climate change is the sun bear. The sun bear is the smallest bear worldwide and inhabits the coastal rain forests of Malaysia. However, 1500 years into the future, global warming will change its habitat.
Rising temperatures bring rising ocean levels that’ll turn the rain forest into a wetland, causing organisms to adapt.
The sun bear’s adaptations to climate change include webbed paws to swim easier and sleek, shorter fur to protect it from the heat and saltwater. The yellow patch becomes useful as it will blend in with the patches of sunlight, so more will appear along their bodies. They may grow short whiskers to sense creatures around them. Their claws and teeth will sharpen to catch fish and their tongues will shorten.
Overall, this is how the sun bear may adapt to climate change causing adaptations in many organisms in their new habitat.