Animal Colors

October 2, 2020
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Animals are colorful creatures. Often, an animal’s coloring helps it stay alive. Take a look!

These baby birds have bright red mouths. The flash of color tells the parents, “I am hungry!”

ADISAK MITRPRAYOON—GETTY IMAGES

Look at this lizard’s blue tongue. The color scares other animals away.

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This frog is bright orange. Its color sends a warning to other animals: “Do not eat me! I am poisonous!”

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This yellow spider blends in with a flower. Bees do not see the spider. They land on the flower and the spider eats them.

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