Animal Evolution - Concept Art
What would happen if an animal from an extreme cold climate suddenly had to live and adapt to a new habitat with extreme heat? How would it change? Here's how I envision it. Animal: Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)
Caribou (Rangifer tarandus). is a type of reindeer native to The Arctic, sub-Arctic, tundra, boreal, and mountainous regions of northern Europe, Siberia, and North America. Because they live in such an extreme cold habitat, I chose to change it and visualize how the animal would look if it lived in the Savannas of Africa. This drastic change caused the Caribou to adapt and through evolution and natural selection after many years, it (would) came/come to this final look.
The animal now has lost most of its abundant hair, the antlers have lots their velvet cover and are the texture is most similar to bone now, hooves and legs are smaller and shorter, allowing the animal to run fast to escape its new predators the lions. Ears and eyes are considerable larger to allow the animal to scan the environment and be on the look out for lions and other possible threats. The color of its coat has changed and has taken an orange hue due to the exposure of sunlight through the years, though it does keep the original white markings in the exact same places of the body.