10 Wild Facts About Chameleons

  • 1 – Changes in light, temperature or emotion can prompt Chameleons to change color - they do not change color to camouflage themselves.
  • 2 – Their tongues moves faster than human eyes can follow, hitting their prey in about 30 thousandths of a second. They have ballistic tongues that are 1.5 - 2 times the length of their body.
  • 3 – The word ‘chameleon’ is a combination of two Greek words, “Chamai”, meaning 'on the ground’ and “Leon” meaning 'lion’.
  • 4 – Chameleons do not have any ears.
  • 5 – Almost half of the world’s species live on the island of Madagascar with 59 different species there. There are approximately 160 species of chameleon worldwide.
  • 6 – Chameleon eyes have a 360-degree arc of vision and can see two directions at once. They can rotate and focus separately to observe two different objects simultaneously, which lets their eyes move independently of each other.
  • 7 – Their feet resemble tongs with five toes that are fused into one group of two and another group of three.
  • 8 – A prehensile tail is adapted for grasping especially by wrapping around an object.
  • 9 – Males are typically much more ornamented. Many have head or facial ornamentation such as horn-like projections while others have large crests on top of their heads.
  • 10 – Chameleons vary greatly in size and structure. Their lengths can vary from 15 millimeters (0.6 in) in the male Brookesia micra (one of the world’s smallest reptiles) to 68.5 centimeters (30 in) in the male Furcifer oustaleti.

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Tag #2

I was tagged to do this by musketeerschandeliers AGES ago and lost track of it but here it is now

Answer all questions with song titles from an artist

Artist: Chameleon Circuit
Male or female? Mr Pond
Describe yourself? Travelling man
How do you feel? Shipwrecked
Describe where you currently live? Big Bang Two
If you could go anywhere, where would you go? Journey’s end
What is your favourite form of transportation? An awful lot of running
Your best friend? Teenage Rebel
You and your best friend? Friends of the Ood
Favourite time of day? Count the shadows
If your life was a tv show what would it be called? Still not ginger
What is life to you? Everything is ending
Describe your relationship? Nightmares
Your fear? Silence and the end of all things

I tag can-i-eat-you-please, yourlocaldarklord, danandphilfangirlforever, onaquestforalaska and can-i-get-a-hellyeah

Sorry if it doesn’t make sense but here you go =^.^=