Animals Reptiles & Amphibians

Animals Reptiles & Amphibians

Rhinoceros Iguana


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Cyclura cornuta
PROFILE:

These iguanas get their name from the horn-like scales on their snouts, which resemble a rhino’s horn. As you look into the rhinoceros iguana habitat, you will start to see them among the rocks. How many can you count? Are they doing any behavioral displays?

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Reptile, Squamata (snakes and lizards)
NATIVE TO:
Caribbean: Hispaniola and nearby islands
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Vulnerable
DIET:
Herbivore
LIFESPAN:
Up to 40-50 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Social ranking, especially in the breeding season.
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