The largest chameleons in mainland Africa, Meller’s chameleons can reach up to two feet in length. Their default color is bright green and yellow, with brown and black spots along their body. Like all chameleons, though, they can change color as a means of communication thanks to specialized cells called chromatophores. Meller's chameleons are masters of chamoflauge and can easily blend into the treetops, where they hunt insects, small lizards, spiders, and worms. Females lay eggs in a leaf-covered hole in the ground.
Interesting Fact 1
Male and female Meller's chameleons are physically identical with no distinguishable sexual characteristics.
Interesting Fact 2
These reptiles use their independently moving eyes to spot prey and watch for predators.
Interesting Fact 3
Their tongue can extend up to 20 inches to snap up a meal.
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