Furcifer pardalis, Nosy Faly: Hope for The Future
It is well known, this local form is extinct now.
Driven by the greed of local animal collectors who thought it will be a big business, they took several females from Nosy Be and Ambanja areas and dropped them on the island. They forever damaged the genetics of this local form which disappeared from the tiny island of Nosy Faly.
Few pure bloods are still remaining in captivity: I hope these will be a part of a Local Form Captive Conservation Programme, as this is the only chance of these beautiful panthers with lots of white and red rain to survive for future generations…