Origin: Mexico, Central America and Brazil.

Latin Name: Iguana iguana

Habitat: Tropical rainforests and jungles.

Diet: Fruit, leaves and flowers.

Lifespan: Up to 20 years

Average Size: Weight: Up to 14 Kg., Length: Up to 2 metres


Iguanas are lizards identified by the stocky stature, saggy skin on their throats and spines that protrude from their head, neck back and tail. They have sharp teeth, strong jaws and a long sharp tail, mainly used for defence.