Animal Kingdom Animals

Panther Chameleon Furcifer pardalis

Habitat

The panther chameleon lives in a wide range of semi-humid to humid environments on coasts and offshore islands.

Diet in the wild

Insects

Diet at the Zoo

Insects

Fascinating Facts

  • Toes are fused together in groups, making them good climbers
  • Excellent eyesight allows spotting of insects from long distances
  • Tongue is typically longer than own body
  • Skins ability to change color is affected by temperature, mood and light
  • Females only live 2 to 3 years after laying eggs due to the stress put on their body