About Jackson's Chameleon

Chameleons are easily recognized by their laterally flattened body, independently moving eyes, paw-like hands and feet, and ability to change color rapidly. Jackson's chameleons grow to be around 10-12 inches long and are born brown, but turn bright green after about four months.

There are three subspecies of Jackson's chameleons due to the large range they inhabit, both in distance and elevation. 

They are typically solitary animals that spend most of their time in the trees and use their prehensile tail to help them crawl along branches. They only come down from the trees to mate and lay eggs. 

Jackson's Chameleon at the Akron Zoo

The Jackson's chameleon can be found in the Curious Creatures habitat. He was donated to Akron Zoo by the Toledo Zoo in December 2021.