Today I am joined by Tyrone Ping who is a herpetological photographer from South Africa who achieved his six year goal of photographing all the chameleon species of his home country. Tyrone comes on and shares with us a little bit about what life is like in South Africa and introduces us to his country’s chameleons and the adventures he has had recording them.
Welcome chameleon wranglers to the Chameleon Academy Podcast! I just had the most enjoyable interview talking with Tyrone Ping. It is such a pleasure connecting with chameleon enthusiasts from around the world. Tyrone hails from South Africa. This is where you find the diminutive Bradypodion chameleons. So Tyrone’s personal goal to photograph each of the species of South African chameleons has made him a valuable source of knowledge.
About The Chameleon Academy
Welcome to your multi-media Chameleon Education Resource!
The Chameleon Academy is based on the information presented in the award winning Chameleon Breeder Podcast. By presenting the episodes in a class structure the podcast becomes the lecture, but it is structured within a greater learning experience. To the podcast I have added images, text, and video to create a multi-media learning experience. Through the podcast I am bringing information from the most advanced keepers, breeders, and scientists to the community on a weekly basis.
Herein you will find the collection of the most experienced minds in the chameleon community sharing what we know and pointing the way to figuring out what we don’t know. This is the most up-to-date resource of chameleon husbandry available. The Chameleon Academy is constantly being updated with the latest of chameleon-specific information.
The main program here at the Chameleon Academy is the Chameleon Husbandry Program which is broken up into four academic terms and will cover the different stages of growth in chameleon knowledge. But you do not have to dedicate yourself to an entire program. You may pick and choose individual topics and even simple questions for quick answers. The menu bar here will guide you to where you want to go!
If you are new here then check out The Introduction To Chameleon Basics module to get a feel for what we do here!
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Podcasts are simply radio shows that you can chose when and where you listen. They are a wonderful way to listen to highly specialized topics such as chameleons! The Chameleon Academy Podcast started in 2015 (originally titled the “Chameleon Breeder Podcast“) and has a rich library of over 100 episodes that you can reference at any time or just listen from episode 1 on! This podcast is released every Friday during the active season. There are breaks around the end of the year to refresh and recharge, but the episodes are always available for listening!
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So get comfortable and join us for the only podcast dedicated to chameleons!
The Most Common Chameleon Husbandry Questions
So you are doing it right and researching your chameleon. But how to make a decision from all the incredible chameleons out there? Here is some insight to help you make an informed decision!
The first term of the Chameleon Academy has been launched with Getting Started With Chameleons. This collection of courses assumes no prior knowledge of chameleons and guides you through the important steps towards a long, healthy life for your chameleon. These courses can be viewed independently, of course, but they are designed to flow one after another. If you would like to go through the entire set of courses as intended, then start with Chameleon Basics and follow the navigation at the bottom of each page. Please enjoy the course presentations that make up Term 1: Getting Started With Chameleons.
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