August 8


If you live in the Southern part of the United States, you’ve seen anoles! When I was young, we called them chameleons, but that name is incorrect. Like chameleons, anoles can change color from brown to emerald green. They move quickly, so I was surprised this lizard stood still for pictures.

An anole is a lizard and lizards are reptiles. Other reptiles include snakes, turtles, and alligators. Reptiles are one category of vertebrates (animals with bones). Reptiles have dry scaly skin. Most reptiles lay soft-shelled eggs. They breathe with lungs and are cold-blooded. Click here to learn more about reptiles.

Listen to the video to find out the answers: What do anoles eat? What is a dewlap?

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Click here to see a lab anole molt.

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