Chamaeleon image. There are over 100 species of Chameleons in Tanzania. With their jerky, strutting walk, independently moving eyes, extendable sticky tongue, and ability to change color, the Chameleon seems like something more out of science fiction than the Serengeti savanna. Because of their camouflage, Chameleons are rarely seen in Serengeti, but are quite common. They can sometimes be seen crossing roads, strutting self-consciously and turning a bright green color. There is an intense amount of local superstition surrounding Chameleons, including that they are all poisonous (only two species are), that they control rainfall, touching one will make a pregnant woman not give birth, and that young Chameleons are not born, but burst open the pregnant mother as they grow larger.

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