High Casqued Chameleon
Helmeted Chameleon

Trioceros hoehnelii ?

Trioceros chameleon from Nairobi photo © by Michael Plagens

Observed in an urban neighborhood, Nairobi, Kenya. December 2011.

Chameleons are very well adapted to arboreal life. That this animal is able to navigate a slender wire atop a fence is evidence of a supreme balancing system and very strong muscles in the toes and legs. The tail is prehensile allowing it a tight grasp of a twig or vine. Color changes can aid camouflage or else warming from insolation.

Chamaeleonidae -- Chameleon Family

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Kenya Natural History

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