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Iggy & Female - Iguanas

The Wings of Hope Sanctuary has a male (Iggy - pictured left) and female iguana (pictured right). The female iguana came to the sanctuary with a blood clot in her tail; thus, her tail had to be amputated. She lives peacefully as a resident of the sanctuary. Iggy is her male iguana counterpart. Iguana, a large lizard of tropical America. The largest iguanas attain a length of about six feet (1.8 m), over half of which is tail. The iguana has black, brown, or green scales. A spiny ridge extends down its back and a dewlap (skin flap) hangs from its throat. Some species live in trees near the water, others are ground dwellers. All are good swimmers. Iguanas live chiefly on fruit, vegetation, and birds' eggs. Both the flesh and the eggs of iguanas are eaten. Most iguanas get around by walking on their four legs. But, two types of iguana, the collared lizard of the southwestern United States and Mexico and the basilisk (BAS uh lihsk) of Mexico and Central America, can run using only two of their four legs. They raise the front of their body and run using their hind legs.

Source: Animal Planet