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Temporary pair bonding

Photo above: A female and a male Furcifer oustaleti during the rainy season, found sitting not far from each other in bushes near Andavadompy in the central highlands Chameleons are considered to be strict...

Tongue test behavior

In Madagascar, you can observe it quite often: The so-called tongue test behavior. A chameleon walking at a leisurely pace shifts its tongue forward a little so that two small projections become visible under...
Brookesia brygooi, Totstellreflex

Defense and escape behavior of leaf chameleons

Madagascan leaf chameleons of the genera Brookesia and Palleon are quite special – also and in particular with regard to their defensive behavior against predators. Because of their size and the less pronounced color...