The Green Iguana, also called the Common Iguana, is a large lizard native to Central and South America. It can grow to over 5 feet in length.
Males are a little larger than females, with longer spines and dewlap.
"We are not always green"
"Sometimes we can be red"
Red (with green in background)
The newly-hatched babies are yellow (females lay eggs).
Juveniles are green.
The green becomes grey as they age.
The cheek of it!
The pink tongue
The dewlap (with teeth) used as threat display
Despite the fierce, dragon-like appearance, Green Iguanas are placid and vegetarian. Communication is mainly by head-nodding.