If you could have the ability to see behind you and in front of you at the same time, would you? As you learned in the current issue of Zoobooks Wild Horses, horses have a very wide field of vision – and the biggest eyes of any land mammal! It’s no wonder they can see what’s going on at either end of them at the same time.

Did you know that horses aren’t alone in their ability to see in two directions at once? A handful of other animals can do so, too. One of these is the chameleon, which has elevated eyes that can move independently of one another and rotate in all directions. That means one eye can face forward while the other looks back! And, like a horse, chameleons can see in two directions without needing to move their heads.

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