Green Iguana

Scientific name 
Iguana Iguana
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What they look like

Although they look tough these iguanas’ scaled bodies are actually soft and leathery.  They vary in colours from the bright green of females and juveniles to the greyer more neutral tones of adult males.

Animal facts

Happy on both land and in water, green iguanas can fall 40-50ft without getting hurt to avoid danger.

What they eat

Iguanas are herbivores

Where they live 

Central and Southern America, Caribbean islands

Threats

Hunting and capturing for the pet-trade

Order
Squamata
Family
Iguanidae