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The Sun King

The Sun King
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Copyright: Howard Goldberg (xtxhoward) (36)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-20
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-23 6:25
Viewed: 3101
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Juvenile green iguana (iguana iguana) basking in a spot of sunlight at the Wakodahatchee Wetlands. These large, arboreal lizards from Central and South America can grow to about 6.5 feet in length from head to tail. The one you see here was about 3 feet long.

They've become popular as pets. Over 800,000 animals were imported into the United States during 1995 alone. Despite their apparent "mass market" appeal, they are very demanding to care for properly. An unfortunately large number have been released into the wild by former owners.

In the wild, green iguanas are diurnal and strictly herbivorous. They can be found living in trees and near water, into which they will dive if frightened. They can fall up to 40 feet without being injured, and can run quickly despite their clumsy appearance.

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