Did you know?
Their ‘horn’ outgrowth at the end of their snout aren’t actually horns, but enlarged bony scales.This species is much more territorial than Green Iguanas.
Home: Dominican Republic; Haiti.
Diet: Herbivorous; fruit, leaves, and flowers.
Lifestyle: They’re diurnal, resting amongst rock crevices, burrows, caves and hollow tree trunks during the night or the heat of the day.
Young: Males demonstrate an elaborate courtship dance which includes head-bobbing and erecting the spines along their back. Females lay between 2-34 eggs and will guard the nest site for several days.
Lifespan: 20 years or more.
Conservation Status: Vulnerable.
Breeding Programme: This species is a member of EAZA’s European Breeding Programme.
|Age||38 years old (1979)|
|Place of Birth||Wild|
|Arrival at DMP||September 2005 from Chester Zoo|
|Personal Fact||Loves his afternoon naps|