Iguanas are found near rivers, lakes, swamps and other bodies of water in the tropical forests of Central America, South America, Mexico and the Polynesian islands.
Scientific Name: Iguana iguana
Characteristics: Iguanas range in color from brown to green and can change their coloring depending on factors such as their temperature and mood. They typically become lighter in color as the day gets hotter and darker in cooler temperatures.
Size: 11" L x 5.5" W
Some iguana species are still found in their historic range, although others have experienced serious population declines due to habitat loss and capture for the exotic pet industry.