LIZARDS

 

LIZARDS

Lizards can be found across all continents except Antarctica. Lizards typically have feet and external ears, and range from the half inch (1.5 cm) of the smallest gecko to the more than 10 feet (3 m) of the dragon of Komodo. In weight, they range from 5 ounces (140 g) to more than 250 pounds (113 kg). A number of lizards are shaped like toads with short tails, and others like snakes and worms. Most have well-defined heads and necks, elongated bodies, and tapering tails. Most lizards have four limbs, each ending in five clawed toes. Some have only vestiges (traces) of limbs in their skeletons.

Here at the Zoo which house a number of species of Lizard, however the beaded lizard is very special, as it one of only 2 venomous lizards found in the world.

 

 

CENTRAL BEARDED DRAGON

The central (or inland) bearded dragon, is a species of agamid lizard occurring in a wide range of arid to semiarid regions of Australia.

DESERT HORNED LIZARD

The desert horned lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos) is a species of phrynosomatid lizard native to western North America.

GOLD DUST DAY GECKO

The gold dust day gecko (Phelsuma laticauda) is a diurnal species of gecko. It lives in northern Madagascar, and on the Comoros, it has been also introduced to Hawaii and other Pacific islands.

GREEN IGUANA

The green iguana (Iguana iguana), also known as the American iguana, is a large, arboreal, mostly herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana. It is native to Central, South America, and the Caribbean.

GREEN IGUANA (BLUE MORPH)

Axanthic iguanas are Blue iguanas. They lack the yellow pigment color which makes them blue. Axanthics are a recessive mutation.

PANTHER CHAMELEON

The panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) is a species of chameleon found in the eastern and northern parts of Madagascar.

PEACH THROATED MONITOR

The peach-throated monitor (Varanus jobiensis) is a species of monitor lizard native to New Guinea. The colour of the throat, for which they are named, is white-yellow to red.

RIO FUERTE BEADED LIZARD

The beaded lizard (Heloderma horridum) is a species of venomous lizard found principally in Mexico and southern Guatemala.A specialized predator that feeds primarily upon eggs, the primary use of its venom is still a source of debate among scientists.

WATER MONITOR

The water monitor (Varanus salvator), is a large lizard native to South and Southeast Asia. Water monitors are one of the most common monitor lizards found throughout Asia

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