Dan Mangiarelli Period 1 May 16, 2016
Chameleons live in Africa, Asia, and southern Europe.(EasyScienceForKids1) Chameleons also live in Sri Lanka,India, Asia Minor, and some tropical regions. (Sheppard Software 1). From the "tropical regions" part, we know that they mostly live in forested areas. They mostly live in cool, dry, and warm areas.
(upper right picture shows a female chameleon with her eggs)
(Bottom middle shows a male with his mate)
Did you know that chameleons can change colors to hide in their environment? They use special cells, called chromotaphores.(DK Facts 1) If they don’t close their eyes, they won’t be completely invisible. They also have a long sticky tongue for catching food. (Science For Kids 1) Their tongue can shoot out in 0.007 seconds.(DK Facts 1) I don't think the chameleon has many predators but birds.
- Some females don't lay eggs
- for the namaqua chameleon, monitor lizards, vipers, and birds of prey are their enemies
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