Bearded dragon

It is called "bearded" because of the dragon's ability to flare out the skin in the throat region when it is threatened or territorial. The males generally have larger heads and larger, darker beards. The femoral pores of males also help to distinguish them from females.

Fast Facts

  • Bearded dragons show dominance by bobbing their heads.
  • They live in a range of different habitats, including deserts, shrublands, and woodlands.
  • There are eight different species of a bearded dragon.

Scientific name

Pogona
Range  Australia
Conservation status Least Concern
Diet Omnivore
Zoo location Herpetarium

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