Who remembers these 32 chameleon eggs back on 22nd June last year?
The heavily pregnant female had her eggs delivered by caesarean, by Dr Jean Davidson at BAESAC, and sadly died just a few days later. The eggs were incubated by Sr. Cassey Ure at her home where she has incubation facilities, she is also a vet nurse at Craighall Vet Hospital.
We all waited many months, until on 29th December, then first baby chameleons started hatching and Cassey sent us her exciting news!
The first 7 hatchlings had to stay in the incubator until the umbilicus breaks off and then seals and then they graduate to a terrarium where they soon learn to hunt tiny fruit flies – very clever babies!
The last of the babies hatched on 4th March 2022 and now there were 17 little chameleons!!
Once the last hatchlings had joined the group and all were hunting happily, Cassey called us to arrange the release – all 17 babies at the same time.
This wonderful happening was last week in the beautiful Crocodile River Reserve, where we hope the babies have a long and wild future
Please help us in our efforts to rescue, raise and release our wildlife