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Endangered Iguanas Health Compromised By Being Fed By Tourists
2013-12-06 05:54:37

Feeding wildlife is an increasingly common tourist activity, but a new study published online today by the journal Conservation Physiology shows that already-imperilled iguanas are suffering further physiological problems as a result of being fed by tourists.

2011-07-19 09:35:00

Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo and other members of the Blue Iguana Recovery Program close to saving reptile on Grand Cayman.

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2007-04-18 14:31:51

The Rhinoceros Iguana, Cyclura cornuta, is a medium-sized iguana that is found primarily on the Caribbean Islands. They are native to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. These are a threatened species and are prohibited in the pet trade. There are an estimated ten to sixteen thousand rhinoceros iguanas left in the wild. Their destruction is most likely caused by the introduction of unnatural predators such as dogs and feral cats. They vary in length from 2 to 4 1/2 feet and skin colors...

2007-04-18 14:30:36

The Desert Iguana, Dipsosaurus dorsalis, is one of the most common lizards of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. They also can be found on several islands in the Gulf of California. Their preferred habitat is largely contained within the range of the creosote bush, mainly dry, sandy desert scrubland below 3300 ft. It can also be found in rocky streambeds up to 3300 ft. In the southern portion of its range this lizard lives in areas of...

2007-04-18 14:27:55

The Mona Ground Iguana, Cyclura cornuta stejnegeri, is a subspecies of the rhinoceros iguana and is endemic to Mona Island, Puerto Rico. It is the largest terrestrial iguana in Puerto Rico. They are scattered throughout the entire island, however they only use the southwest part of the island for nesting. They spend most of their lives underground and can be found in talus slopes, caves and sinkholes usually no more than 5-6 feet underground. These are prehistoric looking lizards capable...

2007-04-18 14:23:24

The Blue Iguana, Cyclura lewisi, is a critically endangered species of lizard that is found on the island of Grand Cayman. It is estimated that only 25 of these animals still survive. It is expected that the population will be extinct within the first decade of the twenty-first century. The demise of this animal is due largely in fact to the introduction of human pets and indirectly by the destruction of their natural habitat. Blue Iguanas occupy rock hole and tree cavity retreats, and as...

2007-04-18 14:22:42

The Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana, Cyclura carinata, is only found on the Caribbean Islands of Turks and Caicos. They are the most abundant rock iguanas in the Caribbean with populations estimated at 50,000. The Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana inhabits small cays (small coral rich, sandy keys). These iguanas are becoming increasingly more rare on some cays due to the introduction predators, such as cats and dogs to the islands. The Little Water Cay is safe from this threat as cats and...

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