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Green Iguana

(engl: Green Iguana)

It’s raining Iguanas 

This impressive iguana spends most of its time in trees. Their long, sharp claws make them excellent climbers. They also prefer to be close to water. When threatened with danger, they can fall from great heights into water and escape.

A "Yes-Man" 

Iguanas communicate through the typical nod of their head. It is part of their mating ritual and is also used to defend their territory. In battles with rivals, iguanas defend themselves with their sharp claws and whipping tail.

Grüner Leguan, Foto: Christian Langhans
Verbreitungsgebiet: Grüner Leguan
Verbreitungsgebiet: Grüner Leguan
Wissenschaftl. Name Iguana iguana
Ordnung Squamata
Familie Iguanidae
Größe bis 2 m (Kopf-Rumpf: ca. 50 cm)
Gewicht ca. 8 kg
Fortpflanzung bis 80 Eier, ca. 20 cm große Jungtiere schlüpfen nach 3 - 4 Monaten
Verbreitung Middle and South America, Antilles
Lebensraum lowland forests
Nahrung Leaves
Bestand secured
Lebensdauer ca. 20 Jahre