Color-changing chameleons struggle to adapt to new environmental threats

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turquoise chameleon eye photo

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Known for their ability to conform to surrounding colors, chameleons represent one of nature's most unusual clades.

Indeed, their ability to change color, their individually mobile and stereoscopic eyes, and their parrot-like feet make them distinctive—and desirable—lizards that are also popular pets.

In the wild, however, these animals are facing challenges that even they have trouble adapting to.