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Orange Blob Shoots Out From Under Chameleon’s Tail, Then It Unwraps To Reveal A Baby

by Ann-Sophie Kaemmerle
Native New Yorker, University of Virginia graduate, runner, and sometimes stand-up performer.

All animal births are fascinating to watch and study. The miracle of life is never lost on animal lovers! But what I find most fascinating is how these babies first emerge into the world.

Of course, we all know that human babies are fully dependent on the mother and father for many years after birth. Basic skills have to be learned, such as walking, eating, and communicating.

But in other animal species, these skills are already acquired at birth. For example, we know that newborn giraffes take their first wobbly steps within hours after they’re born. In the wild, they must be able to make a quick escape if a predator is nearby!

But check out this awesome clip of a chameleon giving birth. I’ve never seen anything quite like this, and chances are, you haven’t either!

The fairly speedy birth is caught on camera: a bright orange orb appears under the chameleon mother’s tail. It glides easily out of her as she pushes.

Surprisingly, once fully out of the mom, it sticks to a tree branch and appears to slide across it.

Then, suddenly, it shoots out onto a nearby leaf! The orb unwraps itself to reveal the true form of the baby chameleon.

Oh, the wonders of nature!

Please SHARE if this is the first time you’ve ever seen a chameleon give birth and if you were surprised by this clip!

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