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.