Other Animals

“Metallic” Creatures

"Metallic" Creatures

All that glitters is gold (or silver), but not all gold you’ll find are minerals. You will be surprised to spot the gilded shimmer on some animals, and it is that very physical attribute which makes them especially rare.

But don’t be so easily drawn by their magnificently metallic allure! Some animals use as it as a lure to prey on their hapless victims, or maybe as a defense mechanism to ward off potential predators. Unfortunately, their shimmering presence has led some of these creatures to fall in dwindling numbers. In fact, some “golden” species are on the brink of extinction.

So while a few golden and silvery creatures can be approached or even touched, it is best just to look at them and just admire at their “natural glow,” so to speak.