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Here is a picture of a chameleon lizard, a creature that comes in various colours.
This is a chameleon lizard illustration where both creatures have their tails wrapped around branches. Most Chameleons have a prehensile tail (prehensile means capable of grasping) which allows the creature to hold onto tree branches; their hands and feet also have large toes to help them cling.
Chameleons are reptiles that are able to change colour. In some the colour change is used as camouflage but usually it is used as a way of controlling the chameleon’s body temperature or a form of communication. Chameleons have a default colour that blends in with their habitat: green for a jungle species, beige for a desert one.
There are over 200 different chameleon species, of which almost half can be found in Madagascar.
This image has been carefully restored in Photoshop for aesthetic purposes.
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the colour of our moral character, from those who are around us.
– John Locke – English Philosopher (1632-1704)
This is an amazing video in the wilds of Madagascar showing a chameleon changing colour.
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