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The Jackson's chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii) is an user-made animal in Zoo Tycoon 2 that was introduced in the user-made expansion pack Reptilia by ZTABC Team. It is made using the animations of the Komodo dragon and Nile monitor, as in other lizards in the pack, thus the expansion packs Endangered Species and African Adventure are required for this animal to work properly, although the animations of the Nile monitor is rather used much less frequently. Like other lizards in the pack, it also tends to be much aggressive than the monitor lizards.

In the game, the Jackson's chameleon feeds on insects and capable of using the dropping water dish and the flies, which are included in the pack. Like the panther chameleon, its tongue can sometimes be seen when eating. The chameleon also uses a new enrichment featured in the pack to rest and also uses the heat lamp, heated rock, and reptile pool to rest. The Jackson's chameleon prefers the tropical rainforest as its primary biome.

Biography

The Jackson's chameleon (Trioceros jacksonii or Chameleo jacksonii) is a species of chameleon native to the rainforests of eastern Africa. It was also introduced to other regions such as Hawaii. The chameleon is well-known for its distinctive appearance, which somewhat resembles the extinct dinosaur genus Triceratops. Only males have this feature - females lacks such feature and looks like a typical chameleon. The Jackson's chameleon prefers hotter temperatures during the day and colder temperatures at night. As in other chameleons, it is able to move its eyes in an unusual way. There are currently three known subspecies of the Jackson's chameleon.

The Jackson's chameleon is less territorial than other species of chameleons. Females also gives birth to live young, as opposed to most other chameleons that lays eggs. In captivity, this chameleon prefers cold temperatures at night and enough humidity.

Trivia

  • The Jackson's chameleon is one of the two first chameleons made by the ZTABC Team, other than the panther chameleon included in the pack.

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