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Veiled Chameleon

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Veiled Chameleons have the ability to move their eyes independently. This allows them to watch out for predators while they themselves look for food.
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Description

Latin Name: Chamaeleo calyptratus Lifespan: 6 to 8 years
Distribution: Asia Estimated Size: Up to 2 feet

 

Just before Veiled Chameleons shoot their sticky tounge out, they focus both eyes on the prey to judge how far away it is. This lizards tongue is able to latch onto the prey which has not had any time to react and bring it back to the Veiled Chameleon.

The male Veiled Chameleon differs from females in that they have spurs on the bottom of their feet. Males also have a larger crest on the top of their head.

 

         
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