Rhinoceros iguana

Rhinoceros iguana

Scientific name
Cyclura cornuta
Order
Family
אגואניים Iguanidae
Social Structure
Solitary
Activity
Active during the day
Food
Omnivor
Eats mainly leaves, fruits, flowers, and seeds. At times, it also eats insects, crustaceans, dead birds and fish.
Dangers

Deforestation and habitat destruction, as well as hunting for use ashuman food

תוכנית שימור בגן
Areas
Central and South America
conservation status
VU
Extinct
EX
Extinct in the Wild
EW
Critically endangered
CR
Endangered
EN
Vulnerable
VU
Near Threatened
NT
least Concern
LC
Deficient Data
DD
In the Bible

Weight
KG
9
-
5
Life Expectancy
years
20
Interesting To Know

• The rhinoceros iguana is noticeable thanks to the large scales on its head, which resembles a rhinoceros horn, and from which it gets its name.

• These iguanas live in warm areas on the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola, at a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. They depend on the sun’s rays to function.

• Predators of this iguana include humas, dogs, pigs, and mongooses.

Photo: Uriel Nuri

Endangered status
vu
Worldwide
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