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This isn't a Photoshopped – those are these animals' natural colors! Most animals land somewhere along the black, brown or yellow color spectra, but not these strangely-colored animals! Their unexpected colors illustrate that nature has a far more colorful and diverse color palette than you might have realized.
If there are any strangely colored animals that you think we missed, add them to our list! The only rule is that their color has to be natural.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
But what do they taste like?
No really, they are amazing, I love nature!
originally posted by: ckhk3
Is nature trying to tell us something with this sort of mutation?
The Mandarin Duck, or just Mandarin, is a medium-sized perching duck, closely related to the North American Wood Duck. The adult male is a striking and unmistakable bird. It has a red bill, large white crescent above the eye and reddish face and "whiskers". The breast is purple with two vertical white bars, and the flanks ruddy, with two orange "sails" at the back.
The lizard in the photo is not being manipulated (not a photo manipulation). It is now the latest exotic pet craze. Mwanza flat-headed agama's vivid blue-and-red colouring, is a lizard that has a body skin colour similar to Spiderman. Agamas, which are native to Kenya can be good pets, as they become tame and docile if handled regularly. It can grow up to a foot long, and a balanced diet for them includes locusts, crickets, meal worms and wax worms. They are unable to throw webs, but can change colour – the brightly coloured males will change brown at night or if frightened. They can also run on their hind legs, and can scale vertical walls like spiders.
The Atelopus frog is known by many names such as the clown frog or the Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad. Whatever you call the frog, it is a neo-tropical toad that was once quite wide spread living throughout Costa Rica and Panama. The species is listed as critically endangered and is thought to be living primarily in Panama today.