Chameleons have rough, scaly skin that can change color. The color changes to a darker hue to absorb more heat, this is the way chameleons regulate their body temperature.
Chameleons have eyes that can see 180 degrees in each direction, their brain processes a whole panoramic view of a room in one picture.
Lesser Chameleons are facing extinction because of the pet trade. Large reptile companies travel to regions such as this and capture them. They then ship the animals in standard cardboard boxes to companies in the united states for sale.
Many companies illegally sell Lesser Chameleons for $3500+, claiming it is legal.
Another cause of extinction for Lesser Chameleons is deforestation and mining is destroying the furcifer minors habitat in central Madagascar. the tall rain forest trees are essential in keeping these animals alive. The furcifer minors territory is quickly shrinking and soon there will be no place these chameleons live.