Meller's Chameleon on a Branch Photograph by Marian Bacon/Animals Animals—Earth Scenes Meller's chameleons are also called giant one-horned chameleons because of their large size and the small horn protruding from the front of their snouts.
The red-eyed tree frog is an icon of the Central American rain forest. When asleep, it's green color provides effective camouflage. When threatened, the red of suddenly-exposed eyes or legs may startle predators and enable an escape. Female frogs lay eggs on leaves overhanging water so that their tadpoles will fall into ponds. The tadpoles feed on insects in the water until they develop into frogs and take to the trees.
Becoming a mother at 70-years-old doesn't present a problem - for a Galapagos giant tortoise. Nigrita produced her baby a few weeks ago at Zurich Zoo in Switzerland which has been her home since 1946. ... Mother weighs in at round about the 500lbs mark while junior is only a few ounces but eventually - aged about 40 - he will reach her size. Giant tortoises can grow to be five-feet long, live to be 150 years old and are not ready to breed until they are about 25.