Trick or treat? Our friends Elena and Allen are here with a very special Halloween episode of Curious By Nature! Today, they’re taking a look at how some of the animals in and around the Nature Museum use special adaptations like camouflage and mimicry to trick their predators. Plus, they’ll also take a look at some animals who don “costumes” to catch a tasty treat! Let’s check them out!
Do you know of any other animals that trick their prey or predators by looking like something else? Let us know in the comments!
Want to explore camouflage some more? Check out our Butterfly Camouflage handout here. You’ll create your own butterfly and try your hand at creating camouflage that will help it blend in with its surroundings!
Want to learn more about different kind of mimicry? Check out this blog post from Allen!