IUCN red list status:
Least Concern

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Panther Chameleon

About the Panther Chameleon

The Panther chameleon is a species of chameleon native to Madagascar. Their colouration varies with location, and the different colour patterns of these chameleons are commonly referred to as 'locales', which are named after the geographical location in which they are found. Panther chameleons can be vibrant blue, red, green or orange. Females generally remain tan and brown with hints of pink, peach, or bright orange, no matter where they are found.

This chameleon is a brilliant hunter and can spot its prey from up to 10m away. They normally remain still on their branch with leaves in the backdrop to break up their shape. The chameleon is extremely accurate with its extendable tongue and can catch many insects, amphibians, small reptiles or small mammals.

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Males in this species are larger and more vibrantly coloured than the females.