The Biggest Chameleon in the World

Madagagascar is home to the worlds biggest Chameleon. Parson’s Chameleon (Calumma parsonii) is considered the joint biggest reaching a total length of up to 695mm.  It inhabits mid- and low-altitude rainforests and forest edges, especially along forest streams.  In captivity 20-38 eggs are buried 30 cm underground, hatching only after 400-520 days!

The have very long tongues (sometimes longer than their own body length), and it extends out faster than the human eyes can follow.  It is a complex arrangement of bone, sinew and muscle, which forms a suction cup at the end covered in this mucus.

It only takes the Chameleon 30/1000 to hit its target!

 

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