Some of the paths in the zoo are icy, please walk with caution. 

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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The Amarillo Zoo is located in Thompson Park. Take Hwy 287 North off of I-40, take the N. 24th Ave. exit and go West, turn right into Thompson Park and follow the signs to the Zoo parking lot.

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