Bearded Dragon

Our Bearded Dragon, one of the smaller creatures found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MABearded Dragon
Pogona vitticeps

Type
Reptile

Life Span
Wild: 10 years
Captivity: 15 years

Size
1-2 ft

Weight
10-18 oz

Facts for the Bearded Dragon, found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MADid You Know?

  • Their beard is a pouch of skin covered in spiny scales. If a bearded dragon feels threatened it will puff out its beard and open its mouth to appear larger.
  • Both males and females have beard, but male use theirs more frequently. Their beard darkens and puffs during courtship. Females primarily inflate their beard as a sign of aggression.