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Scientific Name: Iguana iguana

Habitat: tropical rainforest

Diet: mainly fruit, vegetables; also insects

Life span: 10 years

Young: 3-10 young

Size: 101-200 cm (40-79 in)

The iguana hides from its enemies within the dense canopy of leaves. They also prefer to hide on branches that overhang rivers and streams, so that if found, they can dive into the water to escape.

They are strong climbers with long fingers and claws. This type of iguana has excellent eyesight.

Learn more about this species:

These are some other websites that we think have more great information about this species.

Green iguana on Animal Diversity Web


Range: Central and South America

Status in the Wild

Status: threatened

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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