Karusasaurus polyzonus-By Marius Burger
Ah, the Karusasaurus polyzonus, a truly remarkable species of lizard found in the lush forests of Madagascar. What a beauty! Just look at those striking colors, that iridescent blue-green body and that bold black and white pattern along its flanks. Truly a sight to behold!
The Karusasaurus polyzonus belongs to the family of chameleons, and like its close relatives, it has the remarkable ability to change color to blend in with its surroundings. This adaptation not only helps it avoid predators, but also makes it an impressive sight to see.
But the Karusasaurus polyzonus has more tricks up its sleeve. This chameleon species is an expert climber, using its prehensile tail and specialized toe pads to grip onto tree branches as it moves along. And with eyes that can move independently of each other, it has an incredible 360-degree view of its surroundings.
Unfortunately, like many species in Madagascar, the Karusasaurus polyzonus is threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation due to deforestation. It’s a reminder that we must do all we can to protect these incredible creatures before they disappear forever.