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Chameleons are lizards that can change the color of their skin. Chameleons change color in response to their emotions. Sometimes they change color because of changes in light or heat, too.

Chameleons use their stretchy tongues to grab their prey quickly. They use their strong jaws to crush their food and then swallow it. Their tongues also help them slurp up water. When not in use, their tongues stay bunched up at the back of their mouths.

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Making Connections


Chameleons change colors to show different feelings. If you could change color like a chameleon, what colors would you choose to show your feelings?


Have you read about other animals that hide themselves in nature? How do these other animals hide?


Have you heard about other animals that are going extinct? What can people do to help them?

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