Changing colors Chameleon
No other animal can change its colors and look in two directions at once, as Chameleon. The naked eye can see that a chameleon – one of the most beautiful and unusual reptiles on the planet. Most chameleons change color from brown to green and back, but some can take nearly any color. Chameleons have a rich color palette – green, blue, brown, yellow, purple, and red, which they manifest on different parts of the body – legs, throat, or head. Changing colors can happen in just 20 seconds. A female chameleon displays coloration to communicate the willingness to mate. Calm chameleons typically display the least vivid colors. An ill chameleon may have dark or pale coloration, and sleeping chameleons are often very pale. Chameleons are born with special cells that have color or pigment in them. These cells are found in the top layers of the skin. They are called chromatophores. The upper layers of chromatophores have a red or yellow pigment. In the lower layers there is a blue or white pigment. When these pigment cells change – changes the color of chameleon.