Green Iguana


Common name : Common Iguana

Scientific name : Iguana iguana

Family : Iguanidae

Native to : Central and South America and the Caribbean Island

Interesting fact : Good at climbing, they can fall from 50 feet height without hurting themselves.

Conservation status : Listed on Appendix II of CITES as they are popular as pets

The green iguana is a large 6 feet long lizard that comes in colours like black, pink and lavender. Rough-skinned with spines on the back, it uses the flap of the skin under the neck to regulate temperature, attract females and scare other males. A third eye in the head senses predators above. These vegetarians can run, climb and swim well.

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