Bearded Dragon Pogona vitticeps

You won’t find these dragons guarding treasure or breathing fire—they much prefer snacking on spiders and basking in the sun.

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ORIGIN:
Australia

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HABITAT:
Scrublands, deserts and forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
1 lb
Length: 1-2 ft

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DIET:
Leaves, insects and small lizards

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PREDATORS:
Birds, snakes and dingoes

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Spikes, rough scales and camouflage

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REPRODUCTION:
Lay up to 24 eggs per clutch; 2-month incubation

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THREATS:
None

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
6-10 yrs in human care

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CONTACT BREVARD ZOO

8225 North Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32940

phone: 321.254.9453

fax: 321.259.5966

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