Meet Our Animals > Panther Chameleon
Quick Facts
Native to Northern Madagascar
Primary Diet Insects
Lifespan 2 years
Status Stable

Panther Chameleon

A panther chameleon’s eyes move independently but focus together on prey to provide stereoscopic (also known as binocular) vision with depth perception. Their feet are zygodactyl, like parrots, with two toes pointing forward and two pointing back — making them great climbers. Panther chameleons are able to quickly change colors, but they do this to communicate, not to hide.