THREE colourful chameleons, so tiny they each fit on the end of a finger, have hatched at Chester Zoo – and we can’t get over the cuteness!
It’s the first time the zoo’s reptile experts have successfully bred the species, known as Cameroon two-horned mountain chameleons.
These cutie chameleons can fit on the end of a finger!
The three Cameron two-horned mountain chameleon babies, which are just 5cm in length (about the length of a small match), are the first of their kind to hatch at the zoo. The cutie chameleons are so tiny that they fit on the end of a finger!
Fun chameleon facts
- Scientific name: Trioceros montium
- Also knows as the Cameroon sailfin
- Males are known to grow to approximately 25cm in length, with females much smaller at 20cm
- As well as being bigger in size, males can also be distinguished from females by their two forward-facing horns coming from their upper jaw
- Their typical colouration is bright (even turquoise) to dark green with randomised yellow and red markings
- They are usually green but males often turn blue when attempting to attract a mate
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