Jackson’s Chameleon


Common name : Three-horned chameleon

Scientific name : Trioceros jacksonii

Family : Chamaeleonidae

Native to : Kenya and Tanzania

Interesting fact : They don’t drink water but lick the dew drops from leaves.

Conservation status : Least Concern

You can identify the male Jackson’s chameleon with its three-horned head. The females have none. Being a chameleon it has a typical long retractable tongue and a coiled tail. Normally green, they can change body colour for camouflage. They live on trees of woodlands and forests catching insects. Unlike most chameleons they give birth to young ones.

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