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Simple Animal Printouts Guidelines for Writing a Report on an Animal Animal Report Graphic Organizers

Click on an animal to go to that printout.
For the top 25 printouts, click here.

Camouflaged Animals
multiple choice

Camouflage Definition - Multiple Choice Comprehension Quiz

Answer 8 multiple-choice questions on the definition of camouflage; a lesson in using a dictionary. Go to the answers.
Many animals match their environment in color and/or pattern. This helps them escape predators (or hunt more efficiently) by being hard to spot. This type of coloration is called camouflaged or cryptic coloration.

For example, many animals that live in snowy areas are white (like the polar bear), many animals that live in deserts are sand-colored (like the Fennec fox), many animals that live in trees are green (like the emerald tree boa), many animals that live on rocks match the coloration of the rocks, and many animals that live near the soil are soil-colored. Patterns, like stripes or spots, can also help camouflage an animal.

A few animals are shaped like twigs (e.g., the walkingstick), leaves (e.g., the Australian leafwing butterfly), or even bird droppings (e.g., the caterpillars of many butterflies, including the viceroy and the red-spotted purple butterfly).

Some animals are not naturally camouflaged, but are helped out by other organisms (for example, the sloth lets green algae grow on its fur, helping hide the sloth among the tree leaves).

Some printouts of camouflaged animals:


African Wild Cat

African Wild Cats are fierce, solitary hunters.


African Wild Dog

The African Wild Dog hunts in packs in Africa.


Ant

Ants are social insects that are found worldwide and in almost every environment.


Antelope

Antelopes are graceful mammals with beautiful horns.


Arabian Camel

The Arabian Camel is a sand-colored, one-humped camel (it is also known as the dromedary).
oryx

Arabian Oryx

Oryx are long-horned antelopes from dry areas in Africa.


Arctic Fox

This small, white fox lives farther north than any other land animal.


Arctic Hare

This white hare lives in the Arctic and has huge hindfeet.

Arctic Tern

A small bird that flies from the Arctic to the Antarctic and back again each year.


Arctic Wolf

Arctic wolves are carnivores that live in Northern Canada.


Beluga Whale

A small, white, toothed whale that lives mostly in cold, Arctic waters.


Bongo

A large, striped antelope from African forests.


Brindled Dolphin

Also called the Pantropical Spotted Dolphin, this small, toothed whale is found in tropical waters worldwide.


Buffalo, Cape

Cape Buffalo are large, hoofed mammals that live in African savannas.
Bull shark

Bull Shark

A blunt-nosed, dangerous, gray shark that can also live in fresh water rivers and lakes.
Bull shark

Bull Shark

(Simple version)
A blunt-nosed, dangerous, gray shark can that live in fresh water rivers and lakes.


Camel

Camels are large mammals that live in dry areas.


Cape Buffalo

Cape Buffalo are large, hoofed mammals that live in African savannas.

Cape Hunting Dog

The Cape Hunting Dog hunts in packs in Africa.


Cat

House cats are great pets.


Ceratosaurus

A meat-eating dinosaur from the Jurassic theropod; it has small a snout horn.


Cheetah

The cheetah is the fastest land animal.


Crocodile

Crocodiles are meat-eating reptiles with a long, tapered snout.


Dall Sheep

A wild, white sheep from the Arctic and sub-Arctic of North America.


Dolphin

A dolphin is a small, toothed whale, a marine mammal.


Dromedary

The dromedary is the one-humped camel (also known as the Arabian Camel).


Emerald Tree Boa

A tree-dwelling nocturnal snake from South American rain forests.


Ermine

Also known as the stoat or the short-tailed weasel, this tiny, ferocious mammal lives in cold areas.


Fennec Fox

The Fennec fox is a small, desert fox with very large ears; it lives in the Sahara and in northern Saudi Arabia.


Forest Antelope

Also called the bongo, this large, striped antelope lives in African forests.


Forest Giraffe

The Forest Giraffe is another name for the Okapi, a giraffe-like mammal from African rainforests.


Gecko

Geckos are the only lizards that make noise.

Gerbil

The gerbil is a small, long-tailed rodent that is native to dry, sandy areas of Africa and Asia.


Great White Shark
(Simple Version)

An enormous, ferocious predator found worldwide.


Great White Shark
(Simple Version)

An enormous, ferocious predator found worldwide.


Impala

A high-jumping, lightly-built antelope from southern Africa.


Jerboa

The jerboa is a small, long-tailed rodent that hops.


Leopard

Leopards are widely-distributed, spotted wild cats.
moray eel

Moray Eel Printout

Long, snake-like fish that have circular gills.


Octopus

Octopi have eight arms and live on the sea floor. They can change their color to blend into their environment.


Okapi

The Okapi is a nocturnal, giraffe-like mammal from African rainforests.
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Oryx

Oryx are long-horned antelopes from dry areas in Africa and Asia.


Polar Bear

Polar Bears are meat-eaters who live in the Arctic.


Pronghorn

Pronghorns are the fastest moving mammals in North America.


Sharks

Sharks are a type of fish that have no bones, only cartilage. Many sharks are countershaded, having a lighter-colored belly. This lets them blend in with the water when they're seen from above or below, hiding them from potential victims.


Short-tailed Weasel

Also known as stoat or ermine, this tiny, ferocious mammal lives in cold areas.


Sloth

The sloth is a slow-moving mammal that lives hanging upside-down from trees. Green algae that grows on its fur helps it blend into its green environment.


Snow Goose

Snow Geese are migratory birds from North America.


Snow Leopard

Snow Leopards are rare, pale leopards from the snowy central mountains of Asia.


Snowy Owl

A white owl that lives in the North American tundra.


Tundra Wolf

Also known as the Arctic wolf, this carnivore lives in Northern Canada.


Walkingstick

The Walkingstick (also called the laboratory stick insect) is a long, slow-moving, plant-eating insect that looks like a twig.
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Amphibians Arachnids Birds Cats Dogs Dinosaurs Fish Insects Mammals Invertebrates Reptiles
Camouflaged Endangered Hibernating Life Cycles Migratory Nocturnal Poisonous Underground Venomous
Africa Antarctica Arctic Asia Australia Europe North America South America
Coral Reef Desert Grassland Pond Coniferous Forest Ocean Temperate Deciduous Forest Tropical Rainforest Tundra More Biomes
Simple Animal Printouts Guidelines for Writing a Report on an Animal Animal Report Graphic Organizers

Click on a letter to go to that page of animal printouts.

In addition to printing the animals, you can copy a printout (click here for instructions) and paste it into a painting program (like Paint) and color the animal there. (Thanks to Grace P. from Thorngrove School for this great idea.)



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