Jackson's Chameleon in Hawaii
Published on Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Recently a customer sent in a photo asking us to identify a 'lizard' they found dead in their garden. First introduced to Hawaii in 1972, the Jackson's Chameleon has established populations on all of the Hawaiian Islands with high concentrations in the Koolau range on Oahu.
Introduced to Hawaii through the pet trade, 'chameleon hunters' continue to supply local pet stores. This species of chameleon is particularly well-suited to captivity and can live up to 10 years in a healthy habitat.