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Natal dwarf chameleon

Edinburgh Zoo is home to one natal dwarf chameleon (Bradypodion thamnobates). It can be seen in the Wee Beasties exhibit.

They are insectivores  which means they eat a variety of different insects and can be found in the forests, grasslands of South Africa.

 

Did you know:

Chameleons can change their skin colour to blend in with their surroundings

They can move each eye independently, allowing them to look two directions at once

Their sticky tongues can be twice as long as their bodies  

 

Conservation

Most of their natural habitat has been turned into farms and wood plantations

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Status

Not Endangered NE
Data Deficient DD
Least Concern LC
Near Threatened NT
Vulnerable VU
Endangered EN
Critically Endangered CR
Extinct in the wild EW
Extinct EX

Vulnerable

For more info on classifications visit www.iucnredist.org

Size

No Size facts available for this animal.

Population

Population is unknown. Last assessed 16 May 2013

Habitat

  • Grasslands

    Grasslands

  • Rainforest

    Rainforest

Diet

insectivore insectivore
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