Green Iguana
American Black Bear


Scientific name: Iguana iguana
Family: Iguanidae
Classification: Reptilia

Place of Origin: Central and South America
Lifespan (in Wild): 8 years
Weight: 18 lbs (Adult)
Body size: 5.5 ft long (Adult)
Diet: Herbivorous

Fun Facts

  • Green Iguana are great swimmers. They can hold their breath for up to 15 minutes!
  • Green Iguanas do not do well in low temperatures. They will enter a frozen state if the temperature drops below 45 degrees.
  • Green Iguanas can shed their skin!

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Annual Cost of Care

The cost to care for this animal per year is $300.

Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!

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