JACKSON’S CHAMELEON or THREE HORNED CHAMELEON
Jackson’s Chameleon or Three-horned Chameleon) are native to the humid, cooler regions of Kenya and Tanzania, in East Africa, They are found in great numbers at altitudes over 3,000 m.
Most chameleons are oviparous, but Jackson’s Chameleon gives birth to live offspring: 8 to 30 live young are born after a five to six month gestation. The subspecies merumontanus gives birth to 5-10 live young.
They are sometimes called Three-horned Chameleons because males possess three brown horns: one on the nose (the rostral horn) and one above each superior orbital ridge above the eyes (preocular horns), somewhat reminiscent of the ceratopsid dinosaur genus Triceratops. The female generally have no horns.
The colouring is usually bright green, with some individual animals having traces of blue and yellow, but like all chameleons it changes colour quickly depending on mood, health, and temperature.
Jackson’s chameleons live primarily on a diet of small insects. They are less territorial than most species of chameleons. Males will generally assert dominance over each other through color displays and posturing in an attempt to secure mating rights, but usually not to the point of physical fights.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson%27s_Chameleon
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