The chameleon is definitely one of the most interesting animals – it can adapt its colour to its surroundings! So you can colour it in any shade you like.

  • There are over 200 species of chameleons!
  • The chameleon belongs to the genus of pangolins.
  • Unfortunately, the chameleon is endangered in its natural habitat, so it falls under the Washington Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
  • If you want to keep one of these animals, you have to register it – so don’t buy one on the market during your holiday in Tunisia and take it with you.
  • The chameleon has been on earth for 26 million years!
  • It lives mainly in Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, India and Sri Lanka. The greatest diversity of species is found on Madagascar (Africa).
  • The chameleon prefers warm regions and wooded areas as its habitat. The true chameleons like to live in bushes and trees, while the stub-tailed chameleon prefers deciduous and herbaceous layers.
  • Chameleons have excellent eyesight: it can see sharply for over a kilometre!
  • At the same time, the eye is unusually mobile.
  • The chameleon uses its tongue to hunt: it is also called a “slingshot tongue”.
  • By the way, the colouration is not only for camouflage, but mainly for communication with conspecifics.
  • The chameleon feeds on insects and arthropods. Larger specimens even eat small birds and their conspecifics!

More to find on wikipedia 😉

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