The Rhinoceros Chameleon (Furcifer rhinoceratus) is a chameleon lizard with a horn-like nose. It is a reptile from Madagascar.
The male Rhinoceros Chameleon has a long horn-like nose above its mouth, with the horns pointing forward. The female has a smaller nose. It is generally grey or light brown and the nose can often be bluish. They have a white line on each side of their body.
It can grow to about 27 centimetres (11 inches), which is about twice as big as the female. The female has a smaller snout.
It prefers dry forest areas, because it is a tree dweller (it is arboreal). It catches insects by sticking out its long tongue.
Female Rhinoceros Chameleons lay 4-11 eggs, which take about 41 weeks to hatch.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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