BELLA- RHINOCEROS IGUANA

 

BELLA- RHINOCEROS IGUANA

Sex: Female

Latin name: Cyclura cornet

Native Home:  The RHINOCEROS IGUANA is primarily found on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, shared by the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Size:  RHINOCEROS IGUANAS vary in length from 60 to 136 centimetres (24 to 54 in) and skin colours range from a steely grey to a dark green and even brown. Their name derives from the bony-plated pseudo-horn or outgrowth which resembles the horn of a rhinoceros on the iguana's snout.

Diet: The RHINOCEROS IGUANA is mainly herbivorius consuming leaves, flowers, berries, and fruits from different plant species. They will occasionally supplement their diets with insects and larger prey items.

Reproduction: RHINOCEROS IGUANAS lay from 2 to 34 eggs, with an average clutch size of 17.Females guard their nests for several days after laying their eggs, and incubation lasts approximately 85 days. It has been noted that their eggs are among the largest lizard eggs produced in the world.

Lifespan: The RHINOCEROS IGUANA lifespan in captivity ranges from 12 to 20 Years.