Life Processes: What are Camouflage & Mimicry?
Reading Level: 3.3 - 5.8 Interest Level: 3 - 8
In the animal world, the easiest way to avoid being eaten is to avoid being seen. What are Camouflage and Mimicry? examines animals that use unique colorization to avoid their predators—or to sneak up on prey! So highly developed is the camouflage of some animals, that they are virtually impossible to see. Examples include:
• spots and stripes that blend into the shadows
• bright colors that warn of toxic poisons
• animals that look like rocks, plants, or even other animals
• animals that can change colors to blend into virtually any background
Accelerated Reader title (5.5); GRL O; Lexile level NC930