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Common Native Chameleons

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Chamaeleo Chamaeleo gracillis

Chamaeleo Chamaeleo senegalensis Senegal

Geographical/Topographical Information

Information from CIA World Fact Book

annual rainfall 40"-60"
avg. temperature in January over 68 degrees F.
avg. temperature in July 68 to 86+ degrees F.
topography sea level to 2900 ft  avg. 1-2k



tropical; warm and comparatively dry along southeast coast; hot and humid in southwest; hot and dry in north



mostly low plains with dissected plateau in south-central area

Highest Point:
Mount Afadjato 880 m

Lowest Point:
Atlantic Ocean 0 m

Natural Hazards:
dry, dusty, northeastern  harmattan windsLink will open in a new pop up window. occur from January to March; droughts  

Environmental Issues:
recurrent drought in north severely affects agricultural activities; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; poaching and habitat destruction threatens wildlife populations; water pollution; inadequate supplies of potable water


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