Bradypodion damaranum

Knysna Dwarf Chameleon

The Knysna Dwarf Chameleon 

is a small, endemic species found in the unique habitat of the southern coastal region of South Africa, specifically in the Knysna area. It is known for its small size, vibrant colors, and specialized habitat requirements. The chameleon's natural habitat includes moist, dense forests and fynbos vegetation, where it can blend in with its surroundings and move slowly to avoid predators.

Due to habitat loss, fragmentation, and human activity, the Knysna Dwarf Chameleon is considered vulnerable and protected under South African conservation laws. Conservation efforts focus on preserving its habitat, raising awareness about its importance in the ecosystem, and promoting responsible land use practices to ensure the survival of this iconic species.