skinAll animals have skin. Skin is waterproof and protects muscles, bones and organs.

furMammals have fur. Fur is made of hair. Fur keeps the animal warm.

feathersBirds have feathers. Birds need feathers for flying, keeping warm and attracting other birds. All feathers are waterproof.

scalesFish and reptiles have scales. Scales are waterproof, too.

covering_camouflageSome animals, like chameleons, change colour to reflect their moods.

Chameleons use camouflage to help them hide from predators, too.

covering_brightcoloursOther animals, like ladybirds, have bright colours. These bright colours tell predators that they aren’t good to eat.