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

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