Animal Camouflage. pages 292-315 Vocabulary . cos tume. costume. I wore a colorful clown costume to the party. . costume. Have you put on a costume that made you look like a tree? .
I wore a colorful clown costume to the party.
Have you put on a costume that made you look like a tree?
A costume is theclothes you wear in order to look like someone or something else.
We searched our yard and the neighbors’ yards for our lost cat and couldn’t find her in any of our surroundings.
Some use camouflage to blend in with the objects around them. These objects are called surroundings.
The color of the squirrel’s fur blends in with the color of the tree’s trunk. It makes the squirrel hard to see.
The polar bear’s white coat blends in with its surroundings – the white snow.
Some birds live in marshes, low, wet lands.
The bird lives in marshes with tall grass.
Opossums practice mimicry when they play dead. They look dead even though they are alive.
Some animals have a shape or color that looks like something else. This type of camouflage is called mimicry.
Mimicry means to imitate or pretend to be something.
Actors are pretenders who play roles in TV shows and movies.
Animals that use mimicry are good pretenders.