Hi! Hi! Hi! My name is Floppers and thanks to my coloring, I'm unable to blend in as well as my mate. Why? Why is that! Well, I shall show you through the process of natural selection. It's tied in with the ideas by Charles Darwin. I didn't know that, did you? Just grab a carrot and sit down as I explain.
Step 1: Overproduction of Offspring
Hopper here, I'm Flopper's husband. Woah, don't bite you sister, Peter! Sorry about that, having 13 children is a lot to manage but it gives our species a chance of survival. It saddens us that they all won't make it but that's just nature.
Step 2: Variation
Our kids have different types of fur color, some of which look just like my wife and I while others are a nice mix. We hope that their natural camouflage might save their lives one day. Their long ears and swift paws may play a role in life as well.
Step 3: Selection of Advantageous Traits
The traits in our family genetics are different but overall, Hopper is the most suited for the environment with his dark fur color. However, his fur on the underside is not fitted for it. Because of this, only the offspring with MY color of underside fur and Hopper's dark coat would be able to blend into our home well.
Step 4: Adaptation
Over the past few weeks, our children have been tested with the cruelty of nature and because these four were adapted to the coloring of their surroundings, they survived. We're so proud! Because we mixed our genes, we gave them a chance at life.
We hope you learned a little about our traits, our lives, and even about our crazy lives. Now, if you'll excuse me, the remaining children are causing chaos!