Panther chameleon

Furcifer pardalis

Fascinating Facts


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


Warm lowland or coastal habitats in northern Madagascar

Location in the Zoo

Reptiles and Birds Zone in the Sculpture Learning Plaza

Animals & Exhibits