Grand Cayman Blue Iguana

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana Cyclura lewisi

Once widespread on the island of Grand Cayman, human development is pushing this uniquely hued reptile toward extinction.

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ORIGIN:
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

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HABITAT:
Coastal areas, forests and caves

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
13-22 lbs
Length: 3 ft

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DIET:
Fruits, leaves, nuts and small invertebrates

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PREDATORS:
Cats, dogs, rats, humans and native snakes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Powerful spiny tail

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REPRODUCTION:
1-22 eggs laid about 40 days after mating

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and introduced predators

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 69 yrs in human care

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Melbourne, FL 32940

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