Furcifer – Fork chameleons

A genus of Malagasy chameleons characterized by forked feet

Typically, Madagascar’s eastern and northern regions are home to these chameleons. They occupy tropical shrubs and woodlands.

Furcifer chameleons live alone and are aggressively possessive. Except for the mating season, they live alone for most of their lives. Distinct species in this genus have different conservation strategies.

However, the rising human activity in the areas of their habitat poses a threat to these chameleons, just like it does to other reptile species and genera on Earth. They also have a relatively small habitat, which exacerbates the problem.