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New to the Zoo

We have added to our collection a beautiful pair of Oustalet’s Chameleons

The Malagasy giant chameleon or Oustalets’s chameleon (Furcifer oustaleti) is a large species of chameleon which is endemic to Madagascar. With a maximum total length (including tail) of 68.5 cm (27 in), F. oustaleti is considered the largest species of chameleon, but that claim is occasionally contested by the Parsons chameleon Calumma parsonii, as the Parsons tends to be more heavily built but slightly shorter in length. The head bears a high casque with several crests, and a dorsal crest consisting of 45 or more small triangular spines, runs along the spine. The colouring is quite variable, usually being largely grey or brown, with females often being more colourful than males. There is a line of large scales and may be a row of four large circles running along the flanks.

Exciting News:) Our female Oustalet’s Chameleon has laid 35 beautiful and healthy eggs. Stay tuned in 9 to 12 months if all goes well. Talk about patience :).