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Camouflage and Mimicry. Camouflage. Have you ever wondered why animals have spots, strips, or certain colors? Sometimes an animal’s colors can be a difference between life and death. Animals use their colors to blend into the environment. What is this called?. Adaptations.

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camouflage
Camouflage
  • Have you ever wondered why animals have spots, strips, or certain colors?
  • Sometimes an animal’s colors can be a difference between life and death.
  • Animals use their colors to blend into the environment.
  • What is this called?
adaptations
Adaptations
  • Camouflage is a type of animal adaptation.
  • What is an adaptation?
  • An adaptation is something that helps animals survive better.
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Find the critters!

See if you can find the camouflaged animals in these pictures. The animals you are looking for are a deer, frog, and quail.

Quail

mimicry
Mimicry

Which snake is poisonous?

  • Animals may also try to look like another animals.
  • For example, non poisonous snakes will rattle their tale and flatten their head to look poisonous to a predator.
  • This is called Mimicry, where an animal tries to mimic or copy another.
other forms of mimicry
Other forms of mimicry…
  • Another example of mimicry involves the monarch butterfly, which is toxic and very nasty to eat.Its bright orange coloration is a warning to birds to leave it alone. The non-toxic viceroy butterfly has developed colors and wing patterns that are very similar to those of the monarch and so most birds won’t take a chance by taste-testing it!
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