• Question: Can a blind chameleon still change colour?

    Asked by Rosie to Saiful, Petra, Jenny, Jawwad, Iain, Bethan on 18 Jan 2017.
    • Photo: Bethan Charles

      Bethan Charles answered on 18 Jan 2017:


      Yes.

      A cameleon’s eyesight has nothing to do with its ability to change colour. Cells called chromatophores in the cameleon’s skin changes colour to match their surroundings. But the cameleon does not need to be able to see for the chromatophores to do this.

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