Fascinating Facts About Reptiles – Reptile Awareness Day

10 of the most fascinating facts about reptiles, Reptile Awareness Day, October 21

Ten Fascinating Facts About Reptiles ExoticDirect pet insurance has collected ten of the most fascinating facts about reptiles for Reptile Awareness Day on October 21st. 1. There are four main reptile groups. Crocodilians, which includes alligators and crocodiles; Squamates, which includes lizards and snakes; Tuatara, which look like lizards but differ in their bone structure; Turtles. Turtles … Read more Fascinating Facts About Reptiles – Reptile Awareness Day

10 Fascinating Facts About Iguanas – Iguana Awareness Day 8 Sept

10 Fascinating Facts About Iguanas, Iguana Awareness Day 8th September

To commemorate Iguana Awareness Day on September 8th, we’ve collected ten of the most interesting, funny, downright weird, and fascinating facts about iguanas for your pleasure. So put the kettle on and prepare to be amazed (or at least mildly interested) by these wonderful animals. Interesting Iguana Facts 1. Iguanas can get rather big. The longest … Read more 10 Fascinating Facts About Iguanas – Iguana Awareness Day 8 Sept

Jamaican Iguana Thought to be Extinct Makes a Comeback

Jamaican Iguana Thought to be Extinct Makes a Comeback

Jamaican Iguana ~ An Endangered Species ~ The Jamaican iguana (Cyclura collei) is a large species of lizard of the genus Cyclura endemic to Jamaica. It is the largest native land animal in the country and is now on the critically endangered list.  The Jamaican iguana was actually considered extinct between 1948-1990. Once found throughout Jamaica … Read more Jamaican Iguana Thought to be Extinct Makes a Comeback

10 Things About Chameleons You Never Knew

One of the things about chameleons everybody seems to know is that chameleons can change color to match the world around them. But these creatures are a lot more complicated and interesting than many people think. Here are a few fun facts.

People generally know two things about chameleons – they are reptiles, and they can change color to match the world around them. In fact, these creatures are a lot more complicated and interesting than many people think. ExoticDirect has shared some interesting points. Surprising Facts About Chameleons 1. It’s Not Camouflage The idea that chameleons … Read more 10 Things About Chameleons You Never Knew

What Happens When a Gecko Loses its Tail?

When a gecko loses its tail

 What Happens When a Gecko Loses its Tail? Have you ever wondered what happens when a gecko loses its tail?  Did you lizards can regenerate their tails? The process is called Caudal Autotomy (Greek: self-amputation).  This can happen when the tail is pulled hard enough, or they “drop” their tails to escape predators. The tail … Read more What Happens When a Gecko Loses its Tail?

14 Things About Russian Tortoises You Didn’t Know

14 Things About Russian Tortoises You Didn't Know

Russian Tortoises Russian Tortoises are terrestrial animals that belong to the turtle family (Testudinidae). They have been present on earth for 200 million years and have one of the longest lifespans, known to live longer than 150 years. Tortoises can be found on all continents except Antarctica and Australia, and are also believed to be … Read more 14 Things About Russian Tortoises You Didn’t Know

D is for Dwarf Crocodile Facts: A-Z Collection of Animals

D is for Dwarf Crocodile Facts: A-Z Collection of Animals April 2015 Challenge

D is for Dwarf Crocodile Facts The dwarf crocodile (Osteolaemus tetraspis), also known as the African dwarf, broad-snouted or bony crocodile is an African crocodile, found in streams and lakes in Western Africa. It is the smallest extant crocodile species in the world. They can grow up to five feet long. This animal has the … Read more D is for Dwarf Crocodile Facts: A-Z Collection of Animals

Crazy Komodo Dragon Facts, Largest Lizard in the World

Komodo Dragon Facts

Komodo Dragon Facts The World’s Largest Living Lizard One of the most fascinating Komodo dragon facts is that it’s the largest and heaviest lizard in the world.  Growing to a length of 10 feet (3 meters), and sometimes weighing as much as 300 pounds (136 kg)! This amazing species is also known as Komodo monitor (Varanus … Read more Crazy Komodo Dragon Facts, Largest Lizard in the World

Marine Iguanas of the Galapagos, Reptile Facts

Marine Iguanas of the Galapagos

Marine Iguanas of the Galapagos Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) is the world’s only marine lizard, and are found only on the Galápagos Islands’ rocky shores in warm to comparably cold water. Marine iguanas have the ability to forage in the sea and have adapted well to the harsh marine environment.  These marine reptiles can dive … Read more Marine Iguanas of the Galapagos, Reptile Facts

Harmless Snakes vs Dangerous Snakes

Snake Recognition: Harmless Snakes vs Dangerous Snakes

Snake Recognition: Harmless Snakes vs Dangerous Snakes Guest Author: Joe Felegi From Indiana Jones’ famous pronouncement, “I hate snakes, Jock! I hate ’em!” to myriad other negative depictions of snakes in film and books, American culture spreads a blanket of fear over this diverse group of reptiles. Everyone should be wary of snake species that … Read more Harmless Snakes vs Dangerous Snakes