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  • Green Iguana
    One of the Longest Reptiles
    By: JL
    • Iguanas are in the reptile family
    Their scientific name is iguana iguana iguana.It is one of the best known reptiles
    It is popular in zoos and with private reptile keepers
    INTRODUCTION
    • It has spikes on its back for it to look tough. View slide
    • Its tail is twice the size of its head. View slide
    • It is one meter tall.
    • They weigh 8 pounds
    • In mating season they change color
    • It has a bright green scalybody with black stripes on its tail.
    • They can be between four and six feet long (including the tail)
    • Long fingers and claws
    Physical Features
  • Habitat
    Green iguanas live in:
    • rainforests,
    • drier, costal areas.
    • lower regions, where temperatures are warm
    • Iguanas spend most of their time in the rain forest canopy
    • they blend in very nicely with their surroundings
    • They are mostly found from Mexico to Brazil
  • Climate
    • Since Iguanas live in rainforests,
    They like warm climates with temperatures of 80 to 90 degrees.
    • They need high humidity
    • The climate of south Florida is perfect
    • In their climate it rains 9 to 30 feet of rain fall each year
  • Iguana Food
    Iguanas are omnivores because they eat birds
    They eat insects
    They eat bugs
    They eat berries
    And they also eat leaves off of trees
  • predator
    Hawk
    human
    Predator and Prey
    prey
    squirrel
    Bird
    Mouse
    Insects
    • There are four levels in the rain forest
    • Iguanas live on two of the levels
    • Their landform is mostly all trees
    Landform
  • The female digs a tunnel in the ground
    They don’t get taken care of when they are babies
    Female iguanas have 17-76 eggs
    The record is 19 years in captivity
    Reproduction
  • physiological
    It smells and tastes with it’s tongue
    It has a third eye to see shadows of predators
    It can sleep under water for more than an hour
    It has no internal temperature control
    It stores fat under it’s neck and jaw
  • Physical Adaptation
    It has thick skin to keep moisture in
    They can run and swim fast
    They can loose their tail when they are caught
    Their tail grows back when caught
    Long claws to help grab things.
    Long tails snap as a defense
    Green color helps it camouflage
  • Behavioral Adaptations
    lies in the sun to warm it’s body temperature
    stays in the canopy to be safe from predators
    it uses camouflage to hide in the trees
    it has a dewlap to make it look it bigger
    Iguanas stare at your eyes to determine how to behave
    When they are relaxed they lay down, blink, and lick
  • It’s nickname is called chicken of the tree
    It can fall forty to fifty feet without getting hurt
    It communicates by hissing
    They can dive forty to fifty feet in the water
    They can lose a tail and grow one smaller
    They stop eating when they start to shed
    Fun facts