Green Iguana

Green iguanas are diurnal, arboreal lizards found in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Their color ranges from green to a reddish brown and can use their tails to deliver painful strikes.

Fast Facts

  • The flap under an iguana's chin is called a dewlap which is used in courtships and territorial displays.
  • They are agile climbers and can be found basking in the Sun on branches.
  • Green iguanas are herbivores and tend to eat fruits, flowers, greens, and other plant material. 

Scientific name

Iguana iguana
Range  Central & South America
Conservation status Least concern
Diet Herbivore
Zoo name(s) Zuko & Kyoshi
Zoo location Education Building

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