Friday, August 24, 2012

Top 10 Colorful Animals

Life is the stories of all its heroes. The
tiny ones, the unexpected ones, the scary ones and the big and ugly
ones. And the most colorful one.

Life is made of many stories. There’s the one that makes you giggle and the one that makes you well up.

There’s also the red one, the blue one, the wow one, the people one and the animal one.

Life is colorful at TopTenz today, thanks to the BBC and their list of the Top 10 Colorful Animals.

The BBC is celebrating 50 years of the BBC’s Natural History Unit at
their Life Is website, which pulls together the best videos, images and
stories from BBC animal and nature programs from over the years.

Dive in at BBC Earth’s Life Is for more amazing stories, videos and photos and visit them on Facebook for exclusive content!

10. Monarch Butterfly


Everyone loves butterflies, especially these pretty ones. But their
beautiful colors actually serve as a warning to predators not to eat
them because they’re poisonous.

9. Sailfish

Sailfish colorful animals

The Sailfish’s blue stripes certainly make a statement but it has nothing to do with fashion.
They light up when the Sailfish hunts, confusing their prey and letting
their fellow hunters know what they’re doing. Now that’s a useful use
of color!

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8. Lesser Flamingo

Pink Flamingos

Did you know the famous pink Flamingo’s lovely color comes from pigment in the algae it eats? They do say you are what you eat…

7. Clownfish


The Clownfish may look pretty with its bright orange and white
stripes, but it’s covered in slime. It is essential to the fish forming
one of nature’s great teams with the sea anemone – they are dependent on
each other to survive and the slime protects the Clownfish from the
anemone’s sting.

6. Blue-Footed Booby

Blue footed booby

Females are attracted to the male Booby’s brilliant blue boots, so it’s lucky for them that they get even brighter if they miss a mating season.

5. Weedy Sea Dragon

Leafy Sea Dragon

The Weedy Sea Dragon is a weird,
wonderful and colorful underwater creature. The female produce 250 eggs
at a time and the male looks after them. And he shouldn’t lose them
either – they’re bright pink!

4. Temminick’s Tragopan


With an orange and brown quiff
and a chest that looks like a whale shark lying on top of a heart, the
Temminick’s Tragopan is certainly striking. It’s no surprise it’s
considered to be the world’s most handsome pheasant.

3. Bird of Paradise

Male bird of paradise showing off

Not only does the male Bird of Paradise have fantastic colorful plumage, he dances, poses and completely changes his shape to woo the less exotic-looking females. Still, lucky girls!

2. Sockeye Salmon

sockeye salmon

We might tan in the heat, or go red if we get embarrassed, but
imagine if the color of your skin completely changed with your
environment? That’s exactly what the Sockeye Salmon does – normally blue and silver they turn red and green before spawning.

1. Panther Chameleon

panther chameleon

Red, white, green and blue – and that’s just some of the time. The
Panther Chameleon has an amazing ability to change color to hide itself.
But unlike us, it can’t pick what color coat it wears – that’s affected
by temperature, light and even its mood!


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