Chameleons are mostly famous for their ability to change color. And here’s a list of fun and interesting things you didn’t know about these awesome creatures. We hope you enjoy it!


1. There are about 160 species of chameleons in the world.


2. Almost half of the world’s chameleon population lives on the island of Madagascar. They are also found in southern Europe, and across south Asia, in Hawaii, California, and Florida.


3. Chameleons vary a lot in size and body structure. Brookesia micra is one of the smallest reptiles in the world, which reaches 0.6 inches in length. And the biggest chameleon is Furcifer oustaleti, which can reach 30 inches in length.


4. Chameleons have unique eyes, they can rotate each eye in a different direction at once. This provides a visual field of full 360 degrees.


5. Most chameleons change from brown to green, but some of them can turn almost any color. A change can take about 20 seconds.


6. Chameleons tongue can be 2 times longer than their body.


7. Chameleons do not have an outer or a middle ear, but they are not deaf. They can detect sounds in the frequency range from 200 to 600 Hz.


8. Males are usually brighter and have more “ornaments” on their body than female chameleons. Males use horns, spikes and nasal-protrusions to defend their territory.


9. Chameleon lay from 6 to 24 eggs in the nests in the ground.


10. A newborn chameleon looks almost like a miniature version of an adult animal.


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