Green Iguana

Jo Nijenhuis

Hoorn, Netherlands

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Canon EOS 350D, 55mm, 1/160 sec, F/5.6, ISO-400
Location: Luttelgeest, Netherlands, Europe
As Is on March 18/2011

Alphabet Soup – Letter I September 3/2011
Closeups in Nature April 2/2011
All that is Nature March 27/2011

Green Iguana
The Green Iguana or Common Iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large, arboreal herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana native to Central and South America. The green iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from southern Brazil and Paraguay to as far north as Mexico and the Caribbean Islands; and in the United States as feral populations in South Florida (including the Florida Keys), Hawaii, and the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

A herbivore, it has adapted significantly with regard to locomotion and osmoregulation as a result of its diet. It grows to 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) in length from head to tail, although a few specimens have grown more than 2 metres (6.6 ft) with bodyweights upward of 20 pounds (9.1 kg).

Commonly found in captivity as a pet due to its calm disposition and bright colors, it can be demanding to care for properly. Space requirements and the need for special lighting and heat can prove challenging to an amateur hobbyist.
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