Iguana Fun Facts
Green iguanas are 6.5 feet tall, weighing 10-15 lbs.
Average life span in the wild is 20 years; it is much shorter in captivity since many owners do not have the appropriate knowledge to take care of iguanas.
Iguanas can stay under water for 28 minutes.
Iguanas can drop 40 feet from a tree onto solid ground without getting hurt.
Airplanes in America collide with an average of 1 iguana every 2 years on runways (according to federal records).
Mother never meets baby: iguana mothers lay the eggs underground and leave them. Babies hatch, dig themselves out, and are on their own to survive.
If an iguana’s tail is cut off, they can grow another one. Because of their tail’s weak vertebrae, often iguanas break their tail to escape after getting caught.
The tail makes up at least half the body length of an iguana.
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