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camouflage & big animals





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<As for dinosaurs, many were the size of elephants or bison or
<wildebeest, all of which have comparatively uniform coloration.


Being an extremely large herd animal (like an elephant) is its own best defense against predators; juveniles and sickly animals not withstanding. You don't need to hide when you're too big to be messed with by most predators in your vicinity.

Camouflaged "prey" animals and predators use camouflage to hide from hunters
or hide from prospective prey, respectively.  I can certainly imagine
smaller "prey" dinosaurs and predatory dinosaurs having camouflage
coloration.

--Kevin Hedgpeth



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