May 082012

Penguin here.

Why would I be posting a picture of an animal with a father, as opposed to a mother, in honour of Mother’s Day? Mainly because I didn’t learn until just now that the three-horned chameleon only has three horns when it is a male (like the one in the picture), but also because it was too cute to resist! Still, fathers shouldn’t be forgotten on Mother’s day either, so this post will be a reminder to give your dad some hugs and kisses even though it may be your mom’s special day.
This baby Jackson’s chameleon, also known as the three-horned chameleon, was one of 22 successfully bred for the first time in the Taronga Zoo. Aren’t chameleons awesome? I love their tails. An interesting fact to note is that most chameleons lay eggs, but the Jackson’s chameleon actually gives birth to live young, according to Wikipedia’s Jackson’s Chameleon article.

Baby Jackson's Chameleon with Father

Someone has quite a bit of growing up to do!

Found here: Sydney Morning Herald, 8/10/2006 Photo: Rick Stevens/SMH

Feb 192012

Penguin here.

This little lizard is adorable for so many reasons. First of all, he’s a chameleon, and chameleons are always cute; secondly, he’s a goof; and thirdly, he’s potentially the world’s smallest lizard! According to CBCnews’ article (which includes other images of small animals), this chameleon, called the Brookesia micra, reaches a full-grown length of less than 30mm and is native to the islet of Nosy Hara in Madagascar. Clearly this little reptile buddy belongs here on ACAD, because he’s unbelievably cute.

Miniature Chameleon Brookesia Micra

Adorable Mini Chameleon!

Found here: CBC news

Oct 252011

Chameleons are extremely cute and silly looking. Their eyes are really cool because they can look around in any direction they want, which is really neat to see in action (I’m sure you could find a video on youtube of it quite easily), but the way their eyes look are extremely goofy as a result of their amazing ability! Not only that, but when you think of a spiral tail you usually think of a cute little piggy, but I also think of chameleons because their tail looks really neat with the spiral look they always have.

Anyway, check it out. Chameleons are cute, cool, and amazing animals!

Cute and Goofy Chameleon

Cute and Goofy Chameleon

Found Here: National Geographic

Aug 172011

I’m a big fan of chameleons, and when I found out that there was, in existence, a chameleon this small, it just made me melt. Please note the frame of reference in this picture… the chameleon is sitting on somebody’s finger! That is a TINY little reptile! By the way… one of the reasons I’m such a big fan of chameleons is because one of my favourite video games of all time is Mega Man X on the Super Nintendo, and one of the most memorable bosses in that game is Sting Chameleon! Anyway, enjoy the pic:

Tiny Little Brookesia Minima

Tiny Little Brookesia Minima - So Small, he has MINI in his name!

Found Here: xcitefun