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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.

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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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2010-01-12 08:11:26

Scientists have long puzzled over how iguanas, a group of lizards mostly found in the Americas, came to inhabit the isolated Pacific islands of Fiji and Tonga.

2009-07-26 13:36:44

The author of a new cookbook says residents of Florida should begin eating iguanas to avoid a possible population explosion of the animals. The St.

2008-12-17 00:23:18

Police and wildlife officials said they were scrambling to catch or kill a 4-foot iguana spotted in a Honolulu neighborhood. Authorities said the invasive reptile, which is illegal to keep in Hawaii, was first reported by resident Marc Inouye, who said he saw the green beast sunning itself in an area with tropical rain forest-type conditions, KITV in Honolulu reported Wednesday. I was shocked, shocked.

2008-09-23 12:00:28

U.S. and Australian scientists say they've discovered a new iguana species in the central regions of Fiji. The new iguana -- Brachylophus bulabula -- joins only two other living Pacific iguana species, one of which is critically endangered.

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2008-09-20 08:40:00

A new iguana has been discovered in the central regions of Fiji. The colorful new species, named Brachylophus bulabula, joins only two other living Pacific iguana species, one of which is critically endangered.


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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...

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2007-04-18 14:19:30

The Fiji Banded Iguana, Brachylophus fasciatus, is found in Fiji, Tonga and other pacific islands. It is believed to have evolved from the Green Iguana from the Americas. Male banded iguanas are emerald green with light bluish bands. Females are solid green with occasional spots. Both have red-orange eyes and yellow nostrils. It is endangered due to habitat loss and the introduction of predators.

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2005-06-22 14:09:09

The green iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large, arboreal lizard from Central and South America. They are typically about 2 meters in length from head to tail and can weigh up to 5 kg. It is possible to determine the sex of a green iguana by examining the underside of the hind legs. Males have highly developed pores in this area that secrete scent, and are often covered in a waxy substance. These lizards have recently become extremely popular in the pet trade - over 800,000 animals were...

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