|A Jackson's chameleon descended from a population introduced to Hawaii in the 1970s|
Jackson's chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii), also known as the horned chameleon, Jackson's horned chameleon, or Kikuyu three-horned chameleon, is a species of chameleon found in the forests of Kenya and Tanzania. They have been introduced to the United States and Hawaii.
Characteristics[change | change source]
Males[change | change source]
Males are easily recognized, they have two horns above their eyes and one horn on their nose. If males are kept together in a cage, they get stressed, and eventually die.
Females[change | change source]
Females do not have horns, or if they do they are very small. Their biggest size is 15 inches. This species gives birth to live young with a gestation period of about 5-10 months.
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