Chameleon (Veiled)

Scientific name 
Chamaeleo calyptratus
Veiled Chameleon Square Image

What they look like
These chameleons are characterised by their large casque on their heads, which grows larger as the chameleon matures. Males tend to be longer but the females have thicker bodies. When the chameleons hatch they are pastel green in colouring but develop stripes as they get older.

Animal facts

To catch their food, chameleons use their long, sticky tongues. This tongue can be more than 1.5 times the length of a veiled chameleon’s body!

What they eat Mostly insects but will eat leaves during the dry season as a source of water.

Habitat Dry plateaus, mountains, and river valleys.

Where they live Yemen and Southern Saudi Arabia.