Animals & Attractions

Edinburgh Zoo is home to a pair of natal dwarf chameleons (Bradypodion thamnobates). They 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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