Have you ever seen a chameleon? After reading books and articles about the chameleon, I will explain about its adaptations have helped it survive in its habitat.
Chameleons lives in tropical rainforests, savannas, and sometimes deserts around the world. His diet is small insects, worms, amphibians, and leaves, berries and tender shoots. It may adapted by learning to change his skin color because it needed to blend in or disguise himself in the branches or leaves of a tree or bush. This is called camouflage. They also use mimicry which means they try to look like the branch or leave they are on. This helps the chameleon sneak up on his prey to get a good dinner.
It has the ability to change its skin to camouflage or blend in so that a predator doesn’t see him. The chameleon is cold-blooded. It has a physical characteristic that helps with his body heat. It can change colors from light colors to reflect heat so that it can stay cool or if it wants to be hot it uses darker color to absorb heat. It has a tongue longer than its whole body so it can catch insects to eat. It can spot a bug and change colors to blend in. Then it can propel his tongue to grab the insect. This adaptation allows him to catch more delicious bugs. It uses it tail to balance and grip branches. This adaptation helps him so he won’t fall off a tree.
They change color because they’re very slow at moving so they change color so they can survive and still eat insects so they live a bit longer from their predator. Although they are still endangered by pollution and by the lost of their habitat.
They need their feet to hang onto the branch its on, so it won’t fall off it. But they still move really slowly so that is why they need to use camouflage. Their feet are claws that hold on to the branch tightly.
In conclusion I think these adaptions help my animal to survive in its habitat to live longer for future generations. Ones that are not needed for survival usually disappeared. Resources at: www.enchantedlearning.com