Daily Newspaper of Jammu and Kashmir

ATTENBOUROUGH’s STORY OF LIFE: The Chameleon the size of Ant.

Finding a mate in the giant world is challenging. It’s somewhat hazardous when you risk being run over by a millipede.

The Madagascan dwarf chameleon (Brookesia minima) was long believed to be the world’s tiniest reptile until a smaller species, Brookesia micra, was described in 2012.

While they may not be the tiniest, they are so small they are only slightly bigger than an ant. When the male comes across a potential mate he holds on tight and won’t let go – a good tactic when you’re a little reptile in a giant forest.

Even better, you can watch a further 1,000 more memorable moments, for free, anytime, on your smartphone or tablet, via Attenborough’s Story of Life app, which is now available to download via Google Play, or Apple’s app store.

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