Green Iguana

Where in the world?

Tropical areas of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.


Animal Facts:

Green Iguanas can live up to 25 years and may reach over 6 feet long. They are herbivores and eat fruit, leaves and flowers.

The long tail of Green Iguanas is for both balance and defense. If an iguana cannot flee a predator, it will use its tail as a whip.

Though Green Iguanas spend much of their time climbing and eating in trees, they are also excellent swimmers.

Did you know?

Green Iguanas have three eyes! The third eye is called a parietal eye and is sensitive to light changes. It is used to monitor light, heat and shadows. The parietal eye is located on the top of the Iguana’s head.



Posted on

August 1, 2019