WILDLIFE -- Designed to Hunt: Chameleons
- 1 x 49 min.
- Clean, M/E + English
- English script
- Madagascar is home to a huge array of chameleons. The extraordinary lizards have evolved into many different shapes and forms on the isolated island.
Over millions of years Madagascar's chameleons have become expert insect hunters. Their remarkable tongues act as natural catapults and can stretch to twice the length of the chameleon's body.
The isolated island is home to the smallest chameleon on earth. At just 2.5 cm in size the miniscule lizards eke out a living on the forest floor. These tiny chameleons give hindsight into the evolutionary path that chameleons have undertaken.
Eggs are laid on the forest floor and hatch as the dry season commences. The tiny chameleon hatchlings enter the world alone and must learn life lessons with no paternal guidance.