A species of lizard, the chameleon is easy to recognize, thanks in large part to its big eyes and curled tail. Chameleons are found in different parts of the world, but are usually at home in jungle and desert regions.
While most commonly seen in Africa, Asia, and Southern Europe, they have also been introduced to parts of North America.
Chameleons come in a wide variety of different shapes and sizes, and it is believed that there are over 160 different species. The smallest species, the pygmy leaf chameleon, makes its home in Madagascar, and some males are as small as 3 cm in length.