Panther chameleon

Furcifer pardalis

Fascinating Facts

Habitat/Diet

Scrub and forest areas, both natural and disturbed. Chameleons prefer to be up in trees or shrubs off the ground, and need high humidity. They have a very long, fast tongue, which they use to catch insects. They will also eat small birds, other reptiles, and amphibians.

Status in the Wild

Least Concern – IUCN 2011

Range

Warm lowland or coastal habitats in northern Madagascar

Location in the Zoo

Reptiles and Birds Zone in the Sculpture Learning Plaza



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