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Green Iguana - Izzy
Iguana iguana
Range: Through Mexico, Central America, South America, and West Indies
Habitat: Tropical rain forests
Diet: Young iguanas eat insects, small birds, other retiles, fruit and vegetables. Adults thrive on a 100% vegetarian diet. 
Fun Facts:
  • The iguana can drop most of its tail in order to escape danger. The tail will slowly regenerate, but it will never be as long as the original. 
  • If confronted with no place to hide, the iguana will turn its body and use its tail like a whip.
  • The iguana can grow to be over 6 feet long and 30 pounds.
  • If necessary, the iguana can swim underwater for some distance and stay submerged for 30 minutes.

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