Nosy Faly Panther Chameleon
Nosy Faly panther Chameleon (Furcifer pardalis)
Panther chameleons come from the island of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa. The panther chameleon comes in all sorts of colors as they range through many different sections of their Island. The males display an array of bright colors and are capable of changing them from light to dark through the chromatophores in their skin. The females are smaller and not as colorful. Panther chameleons are extremely territorial and will often fight to the death. They do not get along well with other chameleons and will tolerate others, only when they are receptive during the breeding season. These animals feed mainly on insects and will catch them with their long sticky tongues that they keep wrapped up in their mouths. They also have eyes that are capable of looking in different directions and extremely powerful claws that help them hold on tight to the tree branches. Nosy Faly refers to the locality in which this type and color of panther chameleon is found.