Did you know?
Green Iguanas are great swimmers and can fully submerge underwater for extended periods of time, with reports of up to 30 minutes!
Home: Central and Southern America, Caribbean Islands.
Diet: Herbivorous; leaves, flowers, soft fruits and young plant shoots.
Lifestyle: Arboreal, dwelling amongst trees within high forest canopies, and can dive from trees straight into water sources to avert predators.
Young: 20-45 eggs are laid in a nest on the ground, incubation lasts from 90 to 120 days.
Lifespan: Above 15 years.
Conservation Status: Yet to be evaluated. Iguanas have been used as a food source in Central and South America for thousands of years, and are often referred to as ‘Bamboo Chicken’ or ‘Chicken of the Tree’, and in Spanish ‘Gallina de palo’.