Namaqua Chameleon


Scientific name : Chamaeleo namaquensis

Family : Chamaeleonidae

Native to : Namibia and Southern Angola

Conservation status : Least Concern

The Namaqua chameleon has a triangular head with a protuberance at the back called a casque. The spines on the back and a short tail are adapted for its life in harsh desert conditions where it hides inside burrows. They prey on crickets, beetles, lizards and small snakes with their long sticky tongues and can change colour for camouflage.

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