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Nature's mood rings: How chameleons really change color

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Scientists learn new things everyday. Things that scientists have believed for years, sometimes even decades can be discovered false with investigation. Chameleons and their "camouflage" skin is one of those discoveries. Deep Look explores the science behind chameleon skin.

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To learn more about chameleons and their adaptive skills, here are some facts from Kids' Science. For more indepth study of chameleon's, look at this National Geographic Kids article.Like many animals on our planet, chameleons are endangered or face extinction. Read this article to learn more about the threat to their environment and existence.
Chameleons' changing skin makes them unique, but there are many other unique animals out there. Have you ever wondered why kangaroos jump or how monkeys swing from trees? Continue to explore animals, even if they don't seem unique. The more we learn about our world, the more uniqueness our world reveals to us.

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