Green Iguana

Our Green Iguana, one of the smaller creatures found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MAGreen Iguana
Iguana iguana

Type
Reptile

Life Span
Wild: 8 years
Captivity: 20 years

Size
5-7 ft

Weight
18 lbs

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

  • Iguanas are popular as pets, but they are difficult to care for.  Many pet iguanas are released, or escape, into the wild. They are considered an invasive species in some areas and interfere with native wildlife.
  • Adult iguanas are mostly herbivorous and eat leafy plants and ripe fruit. However, young iguanas need high
    amounts of protein to grow, so they will eat spiders and  insects.