The Adélie Penguin lives along the coastline and the small islands of the Antarctic continent. It breeds in rocky, ice-free coastal areas. When the sea freezes in the winter, they travel north and forage in the open ocean. Warming of the air and ocean is causing a decline in the West Antarctic Peninsula colonies.
Animals use camouflage to blend in with their environment, with some even able to change colour to match their background!
Camouflage increases the chance of survival for prey animals that hide from danger but is also useful for predators who want to blend in and ambush prey.
Click on the photos below to find out how the animals use camouflage to help them.
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The Amur Leopard is one of the rarest felines in the world. They are speedy creatures able to run up to 35 miles per hour, faster than Usain Bolt!
Adapted to live in some of the harshest conditions on earth, the arctic fox can survive in temperatures as low as -50C (-58F)
Atlantic salmon are incredible fish that migrate thousands of miles in their lifetime from saltwater to freshwater habitats to spawn. Migrations are incredible to watch, with salmon leaping their way up streams and waterfalls!
The Bengal Tiger, also known as the Indian Tiger, is the most common of all tigers and is a cultural icon.
The bobcat is crepuscular, being most active at dawn and dusk, although they become more diurnal during autumn and winter in response to prey activity.
Butterfly wings are not solely for flight; they also act as miniature solar panels.