The Green Iguana
By Yanyan Li
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Iguanas like living in tropical areas, where they have a lot of trees and water. Their green skin helps it blend in with its surroundings. They spend most of their time in the canopy layer of the rainforest, except for when they mate.
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Green Iguana vs. Galapagos Marine Iguana
Let's start with the similarities. Obviously, they are both iguanas. They all breathe air, and are cold-blooded reptiles. They all live in South America and love water. They are also really good swimmers. So there are certainly a few similarities.
Now I'll tell you the differences. Green iguanas are land animals and marine iguanas are sea animals. Marine iguanas can shrink and green iguanas cannot. Green iguanas swim for short periods of time and marine iguanas swim for long ones. And last but not least, marine iguanas live on coastal rocks and green iguanas live on trees.
So as you can see, these two reptiles are similar and different in many ways.
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National Iguana Awareness Day
Thursday, Sep. 8th 2016 at 12am-11:45pm
September 8 is National Iguana Awareness Day!
Although it was officially dropped as a holiday in 2001, we’re keeping it going to promote education of proper care to owners and pet shops.
The motto of National Iguana Awareness Day (or NIAD) was “Hard to Care For, Easy to Love”, as iguanas require complex care but can be very lovable.