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CLIP 7118

Chameleons use their sticky tongues to feed

Chameleons use their sticky tongues to feed

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Key Info
  • Chameleons use their sticky tongues to feed
  • Duration: 1:57
  • Brightly coloured species of chameleon feed by firing their sticky tongues at a variety of prey including flies, grasshoppers and butterflies. The tongue's muscles work in a specific way and the speed of attack can be measured. David Attenborough concludes the piece. This clip is published as part of Life in Cold Blood: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Bio: Environment - Bio-diversity

  • Keywords: chameleons, reptile, adaptation, hunting, tongue, predator, Lifeincoldblood
Ideas for use in class
  • For use in modules on Environment and Feeding Relationships as an example of how well adapted chameleons are to hunting insects.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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