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Cute animal picture of the day: baby Yemen chameleons

Baby Yemen chameleon. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.
Baby Yemen chameleon. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.




Ten Yemen chameleons (Chamaeleo calyptratus) were recently born at the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) Whipsnade Zoo. A popular pet species, the chameleons, also known as veiled chameleons, still thrive in the mountainous wilds of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. It is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List.



Babies are born measuring only half-an-inch long. Their skin color changes to reflect their mood or to blend with their surroundings.







Baby Yemen chameleon. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.







Baby Yemen chameleon. Photo courtesy of ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.