Color Adaptation of Animals

Animals changes their colors as it depends on the environment they live in or wherever they are. This adaptation of animals has purposes.

The color adaptation of most animals helps them to get away from predators or catch their preys. Their color changing is not for the viewing pleasure of the humans but it has some purposes such as for protection, mating and recognition of other family members. Animal adaptation or camouflaging to match their environment is a surviving technique for these animals. 

The chameleon is the most amazing animal that changes colors as to wherever they go. They are able to alter their colors and blend with nature. All the species of chameleon can shift to any colors. They are able to turn pink, red, orange, blue, green, and yellow, black, brown; or they are able to combine colors depending on where the environment is. All species of animals that change colors are mainly for defense or offense but the chameleon’s purpose is to really change into different colors in order to communicate with other species of and make themselves more attractive to mates. 

The Arctic fox thick, double-layered coat is among its most effective adaptations, because of its insulating properties and its ability to change color according to the seaso; if it is summer the coat’s color is bluish gray and if it is winter it turns to solid white. It aids them in hunting preys and to camouflage itself from hungry predators. 

The Golden Tortoise Beetle can change its color from a shiny gold color to a dull red with ladybug-spots. They are able to achieve this kind of alteration by reflecting the outer shell which is essential like tinting a window and through microscope valves it alters the moisture level under the shell. 

The peary caribou is the only deer species that undergoes a seasonal change, but they are the smallest species of caribou. They are found in mostly northerly Arctic part of Canada. They are steel gray in summer and shift to solid white during winter to protect them from predators. They’re just like the Arctic fox that turns solid white during winter. 

The flounder is a bottom-feeding flat fish and they have this amazing ability to adapt their appearance to their environment in search of prey along the ocean floor. Their second eye migrates to one side of their body either left or right depending on the species. This enables them to cruise along parallel to the ground below them and can still look forward or up. These creatures are found at the bottom of the deepest location on the earth’s crust.

This frog is not only notable for its high-pitched sound that they generate but also its ability to change color in less than an hour. They are the Peron’s Tree Frogs or also known as the Laughing Tree Frogs and Maniacal Cackle Frogs. They change from gray, brown and white with typically yellow and black legs and emerald spots.

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