Most colourful animals in the world!

July 3, 2015 STABILO


The animal kingdom is home to a riot of colours, but these ones take the trophy easy-peasy!

5. The monarch butterflyFYTC_animals_pt1_1

 

Butterflies are cute and colourful, right? Well, those bright colours are not just for style; the monarch shows its poisonous state by them!

 

 

4. SailfishFYTC_animals_pt1_2

 

The sailfish is a simple, blue fish…except when it’s hunting! When it seeks prey, it’s dorsal fin lights up like a traffic light, confusing it’s prey, and helping guide other sailfish to the hunter!

 

3. FlamingoFYTC_animals_pt1_3

 

Remember the phrase, you are what you eat? Well, flamingos take it literally: their pink colour is caused by the algae they eat!

 

 

2. Bird of paradiseFYTC_animals_pt1_4

 

Sometimes colour is not enough! The male bird of paradise uses an exotic dance routine to woo females, and show off its bright plumage!

 

 

1. ChameleonFYTC_animals_pt1_5

 

Okay, we all saw this coming…but what you didn’t know, is that chameleon don’t change colour on a whim: their skin pigments react to the temperature and light of its surroundings¬†as well as its¬†mood!

 

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