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Panther Chameleon

Furcifer pardalis

Range

  • Madagascar

Habitat

  • Lowland forests

Diet

  • Locusts
  • Roaches
  • Worms
  • Flies
  • Grasshoppers

Chameleons use a unique combination of color-changing crystals and a reflective skin layer to alter their coloration.

This ability may be used to communicate with other chameleons or to react to temperature or mood. Bright colors are often used to intimidate rivals and show that the animal may be stressed or angry. Dull colors, on the other hand, generally show that the animal is relaxed and comfortable with its surroundings.

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