The Jackson's Chameleon was originally found in the mountains of Kenya but has been introduced to many other places in the world since its original discovery.  The home of this lizard is usually in the branches of shrubs and trees because of how it hunts down its prey.  The chameleon lives a very individualistic lifestyle and smaller ones will not interact with larger ones (Waring 1997).   

               Typical look of the Jackson's Chameleon Habitat

                The native home of the Jackson's Chameleon is Mount Kenya.  It is the second largest mountain in Africa, only behind Mount Kilimanjaro.  The base of the mountain lies at 5,250 feet and has a circumference of 95 miles.  The side of this mountain has elevational based vegetation zones so there is different types of vegetation the higher you get in elevation.  On the west and north sides, grassland dominate the landscape.  The south and east side has grasses and small trees (Mount Kenya 2014).  Not only is Mount Kenya a great home for the Jackson's Chameleon, but The Eastern Arc Mountains have a wide assortment of vegetation which makes them a great home for the lizard (Burgess et al. 2007).

Jackson's Chameleon walking on a branch 

                The animal has been introduced to Hawaii since its discovery in Kenya.  Even though it is not a native animal to Hawaii, it has found a good home there.  Hawaii has a mild tropic climate which is a perfect climate for a lot of foliage and rain forests.  This type of vegetation is ideal for the Jackson's Chameleon because of how it interacts with plants by living in the branches.  Hawaii also has a high insect population with over 10,000 native species.  Since the Jackson's Chameleon is an insectivore which makes the high insect population is ideal for this animal (Hawaii 2014). 

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