Habitat and Range: Large distributional range including Central and South America and the Caribbean Islands
Natural Diet: Fruits, flowers, shoots, buds, leaves and insects
Status in the wild: Has not been assessed, CITES Appendix II (not an endangered species)
Fun Animal Facts
Green Iguanas are brightly colored and can grow up to 5 feet in length. Male iguanas have a dewlap which is a stretch of skin like a flap located below the lower jaw. Males also have spines all along their backs which are longer than the ones on the females. These spines and the dewlap make it easy to distinguish a male from a female. When threatened, iguanas bob their heads and hiss. Males also stretch their dewlaps when they are threatened. They are agile climbers and live in trees and shrubs often venturing to the ground to bask in the sun. They are active during the day and they rest at night.
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