Jackson's chameleon

Male Jackson’s chameleons have three horns on their head. Because of this feature, these chameleons are also known as three-horned chameleons. The horns are used to defend territory.

Fast Facts

  • Instead of drinking water, they lick dew from leaves.
  • The female Jackson’s chameleon carries her young inside her body.
  • Jackson’s chameleons are insectivores meaning they eat insects and other arthropods.

Scientific name

Trioceros jacksonii
Range  Africa
Conservation status Least Concern
Diet Carnivore
Zoo location Herpetarium

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