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Karma chameleon

Imagine being a scientist who discovers the dodo is still alive?

Well, a South African team is being hailed around the world for finding one of the rarest chameleons in the world in the rainforests of southern Malawi.

The rare species was thought to be extinct because of deforestation but after years of searching, the team from the South African National Biodiversity Institute found the just over 5cm, critically endangered Chapman’s Pygmy chameleon, clinging for survival.

The study’s lead author, Professor and researcher Krystal Tolley joins us to tell us more about their incredible discovery.