Animals & Attractions

Edinburgh Zoo is home to a male natal dwarf chameleons (Bradypodion thamnobates). He 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  


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

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