ivallrod asked in Science & MathematicsZoology · 1 decade ago

Why are some animals spotty and others stripy and others just plain?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Thats how they evolved.

    Some did this to avoid predators,while others did this so that they can hunt more easily.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Camouflage patterns evolve in particular environments. Some markings will work better than others, depending on the surrounding foliage and other background. Those who CAN be easily seen don't live to pass on their genes for the "wrong" spots or stripes. That's how natural selection works.

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  • 1 decade ago

    good question. Animals are "stripey" to be camoflaged, either as a predator or prey. Did you know that the reason zebras have black and white stripes is that lions only see in black and white, so running through the grass land, black and white stripped zebras would be very hard for the lion to track.

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  • 1 decade ago

    To show the diffrent personality's of the animal.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It has to do with their camouflage needs.

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