Panther Chameleon

Furcifer pardalis

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Panther Chameleon's beautiful colourations and patterns varies with location, their colouration is often described as ‘locales’, which refer to their geographical location within the island of Madagascar.

Home: Madagascar.

Diet: Insectivorous; favouring flies, bees, grasshoppers and crickets.  hey’re opportunistic hunters; remaining still waiting for any prey to pass in range, striking with their long sticky tongues.

Lifestyle: Terrestrial and diurnal, living amongst low vegetation in a dry to humid climate, often favouring open habitats that aren’t overly shaded, this is thought to be due to territorial and breeding reasons.

Young: 5-40 eggs laid per clutch with a gestation period of up to 12 months depending on temperature. Eggs are buried in the soil, with reports of females dragging leaves and twigs to conceal the nest site.

Lifespan: 8 years.

Conservation Status: Least Concern.

Panther Chameleon