Rhampholeon acuminatus – Nguru Pygmy Chameleon

I think this series of pictures is by far one of my all time favorites! Baby #3 was being extremely shy and didn’t want to come out in full view of the camera. She was perfectly fine with hiding behind my finger as much as possible.

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Rhampholeon acuminatus – Nguru Pygmy Chameleon

Round two of these amazing and so tiny R. acuminatus baby chameleons. This little guy is sporting an extra large rostral right out of the egg. I’m not positive but I would be willing to bet this guy is a male because of that.

A little information for those who are not familiar with this species, Rhampholeon Acuminatus are endemic to the Nguru Mountains in Tanzania. This is how they received their common name of the Nguru pygmy chameleon.

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Rhampholeon acuminatus – Nguru Pygmy Chameleon

Great things always come in small packages! We just had our last clutch of eggs hatch from our Rhampholeon acuminatus group. It is bitter sweet as these little gems will most likely be the last of the acuminatus that we will have here at Canvas. So, we decided that we will post pictures of the babies over the next few days in hope that everyone can enjoy for as long as possible!

For those of you who are not aware, as of last year R. acuminatus have been reevaluated and are now listed as “Critically Endangered” on the IUCN Red List. This is only one step up from Extinct in the wild! Because of this, we feel it is best to no longer work with this species in captivity as wild caught animals would be necessary for future breeding. Although there are currently no regulation to protect the export of R. acuminatus at this time, we hope that in the near future there will be new quotas adopted that help protect these amazing animals in the wild.
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