The Elusive Emerald Dwarf Chameleon

The green slopes of the Sani Pass region in South Africa are home to a rarely seen species of chameleon – the Emerald Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion sp). Cameraman Boris von Schoenebeck scoured the area in the hope of filming this elusive creature … and he succeeded!

The Emerald Dwarf Chameleon has been confused with the Drakensberg Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion dracomontanum) which occurs in Drakensberg, South Africa – an area north to the Emerald’s natural environment.

Did you know that they are are still discovering new species of reptiles in South Africa? In fact, it is believed that there may actually be six or more new dwarf chameleons awaiting formal naming, including this Emerald Dwarf Chameleon.

By Candace,


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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