Camouflage Beast

A future creature, the Camouflage Beast is completely fictional. For starters, no present-day mammals exhibit its type of skin-color control (though the cuttlefish bears a remarkable ability to change color and texture at will). The Camo Beast owes many of its features—most notably, sharp teeth and bulging yellow eyes—to the Madagascan aye-aye, the world’s largest nocturnal primate. Scientists first classified this strange looking critter as a rodent, when, in fact, it is actually an odd type of lemur. The Malagasy people believe aye-ayes to be mystical harbingers of death, and unfortunately, many natives kill them on sight.