The enormous chameleon of Madagascar spends most of its time resting. It travels very slowly or not for extended periods, which allows it to conserve energy, hide from predators, and even act as a predator. On top of its skull, it also features a third eye that resembles a light meter.
They prefer to reside in arboreal woods, up in the trees. The Malagasy Giant Chameleon consumes insects and other invertebrates, collecting them with its extending tongue as all chameleons do. Deforestation is less of a threat to it than other endemic species because of its adaptability.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No