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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 • Camouflage is a type of animal adaptation. • What is an adaptation? • An adaptation is something that helps animals survive better.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Look closely to find this animal!
    • Look closely to find this animal! Deer!
    • Can you see the frog?
    • Mimicry • 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. Which snake is poisonous?
    • 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!