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A male chameleon goes from a newborn baby to a fully-grown, horned male by catching all kinds of bugs for food.

Chameleons are awesome color-changing creatures. The Jackson’s chameleon has another cool quality. Jackson’s chameleon is also known as the three-horned chameleon because males of this type grow three horns. Males use their horns to defend their territory. Young male Jackson’s chameleons start growing their horns at four months old.

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Making Connections


Imagine you are a chameleon. What color would you want to be and why?


Have you read a book about a different kind of reptile? How is it similar to and different from a chameleon?


Chameleons can change their colors. Can you think of any other animals that can change their appearance?

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