• August 5, 2012

Nature’s Camouflage

Now you see ’em, now you don’t! Many animals have skin or fur that helps them to blend in to their surroundings. Learn more about it!

See how this garter snake blends into the grass and straw around it?

Learn more about how an animal’s skin, fur, or coloring may help protect it from predators. Scroll down and see if you can spot the animals in the pictures below. We bet you’ll have to look twice!

Click to print the activity and coloring sheet.

Kids Week is presented by The North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo invites you to an adventure as big as all outdoors!

Visit the North Carolina Zoo and connect with wildlife from two different continents as you explore 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats. Walk from Africa’s grasslands to North America’s Arctic coast and learn how the Zoo works to conserve and protect wild things and wild places.

For tickets and additional information, visit

The North Carolina Zoo

4401 Zoo Parkway
Asheboro, N.C. 27205
(800) 488-0444