Namaqua Chameleon (Chamaeleo namaquensis)

Namaqua Chameleon (Chamaeleo namaquensis) in Namib Desert

Scientific Name: Chamaeleo namaquensis

Common Name: Namaqua Chameleon.

Description: A Dark green, big mouth and robust head.

Difference in Sex: Female is a bit larger than the male.

Habitat: Sandy regions: from the south western desert regions of Namibia up to southern Angola.

Habits: You may find them on the slip face of a dune or on a rock to keep cool.

Size: Up to 25 cm

Gestation: eggs may take between 90 and 100 days to hatch.

Number of young at birth: 6 to 30 soft shelled eggs.



Diet: It eat anything small enough to swallow, locust, crickets, beetles, lizards and even small snakes.

Enemies: Birds of prey. Hawks and Eagles, jackals.

Interesting facts: One chameleon may eat up to 200 beetles a day.