15 Most Colourful Animals

15 Most Colourful Animals

A lot of artists take inspiration from the natural world.

Some animals are so extravagantly coloured that it’s hard to believe they exist in reality. Their beautiful feathers, scales and skin look almost painted. Get ready to marvel at some of the most snazzy animals we’ve ever seen!

1. Poison Dart Frog

There are over 170 species of these highly pigmented and poisonous amphibians

2. Indian Peacock

Male peacocks are thought to use their elaborate tails for courtship

3. Lilac-Breasted Roller

This little creature is the unoffical national bird of Kenya

4. Chameleon

Many types of chameleon have the extraordinary ability to change colour

5. Mandarinfish

The Synchiropus splendidus, or mandarinfish, is native to the Pacific

6. Keel-Billed Toucan

Toucans are most recognisable for their highly patterned bills

7. Sunset Moth

Their wings do not have pigment but are colourful because of optical interference

8. Scarlet Macaw

Scarlet macaws are native to South America

9. Clownfish

Clownfish live harmoniously amongst sea anemones

10. Lovebirds

These sweet birds practice monogamous pair bonding

11. Swallowtail Butterfly

These are Britain’s largest and one of the rarest butterfly species

12. Mantis Shrimp

Mantis Shrimps have powerful claws which they use to kill their prey

13. Mandrill

Mandrills are exceptionally colourful for mammals

14. California Red-Sided Garter Snake

These snakes can be up to 100cms long

15. Rainbow Lorikeet

These appropriately named birds are a type of parrot found in Australia


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