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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: Tom Burger
Grüner Leguan, Foto: Tom Burger
Verbreitungsgebiet: Grüner Leguan
Verbreitungsgebiet: Grüner Leguan
Scientific Surname Iguana iguana
Order Squamata
Family Iguanidae
Size till 2 m
Weight 8 kg
Reproduction 80 eggs, after 3-4 month subadults hatch out
Distribution Middle and South America, Antilles
Habitat lowland forests
Food Leaves
Livestock secured
Lifespan 20 Years