How much do you know about green iguanas?
Here are some fast facts about these animals:
• Green iguanas are also called common iguanas.
• They are so “common” that many people like them for a pet.
• Though green iguanas are expected to be green, they may also be brown in color.
• Iguanas are herbivores, eating fruits, flowers, growing spurts, and leaves of trees, on which they usually live.
• They can be found in South and Central America, some islands in the Pacific, and Florida, United States.
• If well taken care of, a green iguana in captivity can live for more than 20 years. The oldest pet green iguana on record lived as long as 29 years.
• Green iguanas are considered as a threatened species because its habitat is slowly disappearing.
There are a lot of other things that one can know about the green iguana. Bearing the information above and much more in mind, three individuals decided to form an organization of online volunteers that will provide accurate information, such as the ones above, to people who want to learn about the iguanas.
And so, in the fall of 1999, the Green Iguana Society was born.