Tuesday, September 1, 2009


Reptiles: Iguana
Range: southeastern Canada to Central and South America, the Galápagos Islands, some Caribbean islands (such as Cuba, Jamaica, and the Anegadas), Fiji in the South Pacific, and Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa.Habitat: found in habitats from tropical and subtropical forests to deserts and along the seashore.
What is an iguana? Take a closer look...
The iguana family includes some of the largest lizards found in the Americas, with their whiplike tails making up about half of that length. Like other reptiles, iguanas are cold-blooded, egg-laying animals with an excellent ability to adapt to their environment. Species of iguanas vary greatly in size, color, behavior, and their endangered status in the wild. Some species, like the green iguana Iguana iguana, are quite common; other species, like the Fijian banded iguana Brachylophus fasciatus, are endangered.

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