Showing Off Your Colour

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Agamas is a group of African lizards who change their colour to put their social ranking on display (it’s kinda like bling for reptiles).The dominant males – those with the most street cred – turn bright blue and orange while the weaker males become a dull brown colour.

colourful agmas
Flickr credit: Tambako the Jaguar

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Agamidae.html

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  1. There is only one pink manta ray and scientists are studying it! I think it sounds beautiful even though it is dangerous.