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Panther Chameleon

The panther chameleon is native to the forested ecosystems of Madagascar and it has been introduced to the islands of Réunion and Mauritius. They feed primarily on insects. Male panther chameleons come in a range of vibrant colors and grow up to 20 inches long. Females are more plain and only half… Learn More

Sustainability

Does the harvest for wildlife trade or captive breeding of this species harm wild populations?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Locally abundant in the wild
  • Widely available as captive-bred individuals, but the majority are wild-caught, trade regulated

Invasive Threat

Does the release or escape of this species into the wild harm the environment and/or economy?

Some Cause for Concern

  • Has established self-sustaining populations outside of native range

Ease of Care

Does harvest, captive breeding, transport, or being kept as a pet harm individual animals?

Significant Cause for Concern

  • Relatively difficult to maintain and breed in captivity

Health Risks

Does this animal pose a health risk to native wildlife, humans, livestock and agriculture?

Some Cause for Concern

  • May carry and transmit Salmonella

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