Meet the new arrivals at Terra Natura Benidorm
Terra Natura Benidorm celebrates the first captive breeding of 15 three-horned chameleons
Terra Natura Benidorm is celebrating the first successful captive breeding of 15 three-horned chameleons, also called the Jackson Chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii)
The zoo carefully recreated the natural habitat of these species, living in high mountain jungle areas in countries such as Kenya and Tanzania. The pair of chameleons, who arrived at the Benidorm wild animal park in 2015, has now been able to reproduce in captivity.
Jackson's Chameleon is well known for the three horns on the face of the males, who use these as a weapon to intimidate their rivals rather like a fighter would use his sword. In the breeding season, they make jerky movements to try to impress the females or mark their territory against their love rivals.
Look how tiny they are!
About Terra Natura Benidorm
Terra Natura Benidorm is a nature and animal park with a collection of more than 1,500 animals, 200 different species (50 of them in danger of extinction). Its surface is divided into four areas representing the continents of America, Asia and Europe, and the Pangea area, inspired by the origin of the Earth.