Argentine Black and White Tegu

Our Argentine Black and White Tegu, one of the smaller creatures found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MAArgentine Black and White Tegu
Tupinambus merianae

Type
Reptile

Life Span
15-20 years

Size
3-4.5 ft

Weight
8-18 lbs

Facts for the Argentine Black and White Tegu, found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MADid You Know?

  • Black and white tegu hatchlings are yellow with black markings. After a few months their yellow coloration fades to white.
  • Tegus are sexually dimorphic. The males are larger than females, and develop jowls around their lower jaws. Female tegus lay their eggs in tunnels and protect their brood until they hatch.