Common name : Qudeni dwarf chameleon
Scientific name : Bradypodion nemorale
Family : Chamaeleonidae
Native to : South Africa
Interesting fact : Its scientific name means ‘slow-footed’
Conservation status : Near Threatened
The word nemorale is a reference to its forest habitat; it means living in groves or woods. The males are a riot of colour in breeding season; they are easily distinguished by their size, strongly raised casque and cranial crest. Young chameleons including females are a dull green colour. Mostly arboreal, the chameleons are also found in low vegetation. They turn pale grey-white when out of the sun.