Believe It or Not!
Wait, is that real?
This isn’t a miniature sculpture by the talented Willard Wigan. This is an actual living dwarf chameleon!
Itty Bitty Teeny Tiny
As small as a match-tip, the Brookesia micra is the smallest of the four newly discovered miniature chameleons. The B. Micra is one of the tiniest reptiles in the world – measuring an average adult length of only 2.9 centimeters. Would you want one? They look pretty cute, but I have a feeling I might lose him!
But, how did they get to be so small?
Scientists think the new species may have shrunk in size because of limited resources on their home island of Madagascar. Pretty amazing!