Many animals that remain in the taiga throughout the year have developed physical adaptations that help them survive. Survival in the taiga winter means keeping warm, which most permanent resident animals do with long, thick fur. Winter survival also requires finding food and avoiding predators. Some taiga animals, such as the snowshoe hare and the ermine, change color in the winter to blend in with the snowy environment. These animals change from brown or grey to white in the winter to allow for better camouflage. Animals such as the Canada lynx and the snowshoe hare also have wide feet that allow them to travel easily across the snow to either catch prey or escape a predator.