Green Iguana

IGUANA IGUANA

Iguana's are arboreal, meaning they spend most of their lifetime above ground, usually in trees.

Iguanas are good swimmers and use their long tail to propel and steer themselves through the water.

When full grown, they can reach a size of up to 5 feet long.  Like many of their smaller counterparts, Iguana's can release their tail when threatened as a defense mechanism.  The tail will grow back.

Click HERE for an Iguana Activity Sheet!

Our Current Residents

Cuzco, Male - Hatched 2008 (estimate)

Cuzco came to ZooMontana as a pet surrender. He's a handsome devil that enjoys walks in the Zoo's plaza.

Taxonomy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Iguanidae
  • Genus: Iguana
  • Species: Iguana iguana

Animal Facts

  • Herbivore
  • Common
  • Forest
  • Diurnal

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