Monday, October 4, 2010

Todays Reptile.

Todays reptile is the Fiji Crested Iguana. This species of iguana is critically endangered due to fires, storms, and agricultural developments in the northwestern islands of Fiji.  This species is restricted to the dry forests of the island, being unable to live anywhere else.  Fiji Crested Iguanas are herbivores, which means that they eat only plants, leaves, fruits, and flowers of trees and shrubs.  This type of iguana is large, long stocky and is easily distinguished by the three narrow white stripes along its back.


This species is very colourful.  Hopefully the wont become extinct, they really are wonderful!

21 comments:

  1. They look really sweet. I like the 2nd pic

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  2. I hate it when a species is on the endangered list....

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  3. I have two green iguanas. They are a little bit bigger then this guy, but the coloring is beautiful.

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  4. THIS DRAGON IS SCURRY I THINK THE REPTILES ARE SCURRY AND SHOULD DIE

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  5. Its still hard for me to wrap my head around an entire species of animal becoming extinct. Good luck little lizard!

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  6. They're beautiful, would love to see a few of those tearing through the fields.

    Never gonna happen in the UK though :(

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  7. Uhm, a question: Are iguanas in anyway dangerous? And are they good for pets?

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  8. What a badass freaking iguana. I have tiny little gecko which would get owned by this beast.

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  9. beautifull animal.. I once had green iguana, it was very beautifull but it died due to disese :/

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  10. reptiles are awesome! is it true that they regrow legs that are pulled off or damaged/lost? thanks!

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  11. haha these guys are cute i love reptiles

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  12. Really bright colour green, dont see that much.

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  13. I remember when I was young I wanted an Iguana.

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  14. Beautiful creatures.

    I wonder if they're delicious.

    Anyone here tried lizard?

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