Though they are not chameleons, green anoles (Anolis carolinensis) have the ability to change color. Naturally
Green anole
bright green, they can also turn yellow, brown, gray, or a color in-between. They live in trees but also forage on the ground. The males are a little larger than the females. Also, males have a pink flap of skin hanging in an arc below their necks called a “dewlap” which they show off to attract females or scare away other males


  • Where to see them: Caribbean Islands; Southeastern United States
  • Pronunciation: Ah-NO-lees
  • Length: 5-8 inches
  • Habitat: In trees and plants
  • Lifespan: 2-3 years
  • Diet: Spiders and other insects, including grubs, moths, crickets, and cockroaches.
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