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The Ultimate Animal Camouflage Quiz

Imagine if you could change your skin color to blend in with your surroundings. How many awkward opportunities could you avoid? Some animals have this intriguing ability and most of them use it for camouflage. Take this quiz to see how much you know about animal camouflage.


Are there really elephant graveyards?

Are there really elephant graveyards?

The elephant graveyard lends an air of romance and mystery to the animal, but are they real? Learn more about elephant graveyards at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Are dogs colorblind?

Are dogs colorblind?

Your dog sees the world in color, not in black and white. Learn more about dogs and their colorblindness at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can animals count?

Can animals count?

Pet owners love to brag about their companions, but can they count? Learn more about animals' ability to count at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can animals understand human language?

Can animals understand human language?

Many humans are sure their pets understand a variety of commands. Learn if animals can really understand human language at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Can snakes really come up a toilet pipe?

Can snakes really come up a toilet pipe?

Snakes are known to hide out in unexpected places. How can snakes come up toilet pipe? Learn more about snakes in toilet pipes at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do mice really love cheese?

Do mice really love cheese?

If you're plagued by rodents, the only sure way to catch them, right? Learn if mice really love cheese at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Cretaceous Animals That Weren’t Dinosaurs

10 Cretaceous Animals That Weren’t Dinosaurs

Not all Cretaceous animals were dinosaurs. See 10 other animals in the Cretaceous period that roamed the Earth. See more »

Frog or Toad? The Commonly Confused Animals Quiz

Frog or Toad? The Commonly Confused Animals Quiz

Think you can distinguish between a frog and a toad? Or an alligator and a crocodile? Take our quiz and find out! See more »

5 Food Animals That Are Smarter Than Your Pet

5 Food Animals That Are Smarter Than Your Pet

Some food animals are smarter than your pet. Really. See this list of five food animals smarter than your pet to get a whole new take on bacon. See more »

10 Wildly Wrong Animal Stereotypes

10 Wildly Wrong Animal Stereotypes

Most animals are known for certain personality traits but are they rooted in any accuracy? Learn more about wrong animal stereotypes at HowStuffWorks. See more »