image credit: http://mitschis-chamaeleons.de/
Native to the Usambara Mountains of Tanzania is the West Usambara Two-horned Chameleon (Kinyongia multituberculata). The Usambaras were named by Conservation International as one of 25 biodiversity hotspots. The area covers 400,000 hectares and is divided into the West and East sections. Within that area there are over 684 tree species and sub-species. To compare, the WHOLE of western Europe only has about 71 species! In addition to the many beautiful plants, there are 30 species of amphibians and reptiles, 15 of which are endemic to the area alone.
I’d love to be able to visit this lush, gorgeous place at some point in my life, wouldn’t you??
…. just to find that baby chameleon o.O