Animals,  Madagascar,  Postcards from the road

A postcard from Madagascar: dwarf chameleons

Dwarf chameleons

Meet one of the smallest lizards in the world. These tiny creatures, about an inch long, are Brookesia Minima chameleons. According to Wikipedia they are the ‘third-smallest lizard ever described’. Our guide found them for us on a walk in the Montagne d’Ambre national park, by rifling through leaf litter at the base of a tree. Chris had an odd euro in his pocket which we used to show the scale. I found it amazing that such a tiny animal could be so perfect in all its details, down to the toes and claws!


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