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Monday, December 11, 2017
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Green Iguanas

Iguana Trivia

image courtesy: animals.timduru.org

  1. Iguanas are eaten by a variety of carnivores, including humans! In South America, green iguanas are called gallina de palo, or "chicken of the tree."

  2. In the animal kingdom, males often have the brightest colours, but not among green iguanas. The males are dull green with an orange chest while the females are brighter coloured.

  3. Male iguanas go through elaborate courtship behaviours of head bobbing and erecting the spines along their backs.

  4. Green iguanas and other herbivorous lizards can conserve water by excreting excess salt from the blood stream through a nasal 'salt gland'.

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