Panther Chameleon Furcifer pardalis

Panther Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
The Panther Chameleon lives in tropical rainforest of northern Madagascar.
Panther Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
Depending on the region, some males are vibrant blues, some reds and some orange.
Panther Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
Colour intensity changes according to mood, temperature and social interaction. Like all chameleons, Panthers have independently swivelling eyes, long tongues and grasping feet for climbing.
Panther Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
Chameleons are lizards. Some, including the Panther, have prehensile tails. This helps with their arboreal lifestyle.
Panther Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
One of the largest chameleons, males, which can grow to nearly 20 inches (50cm) in length, are more brightly-coloured and significantly larger than females.
Panther Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
Panther Chameleon
Colour is most variable when courting or defending territory.