2-3 inches Up to 10 years Insects and nectar Located in Tanzania’s Kimboza forest, exclusively in the leaf crown of the screwpine tree
2-4.5 feet About 16-17 years Leaves, fruit, flowers, and occasionally carrion Dry shrublands and costal lowland forests Islands Big Guy The largest member of the Caribbean land iguanas, the name is derived from the horn-like structure on the head of males. Due to habitat loss there are fewer than 15,000 individuals remaining in the wild.
Up to 17 feet About 70 years Fish, birds and mammals including buffalo, monkeys and humans Brackish coastal waters, rivers and billabongs. Located in Southeast Asia through northern Australia NO DENTIST NEEDED Crocodilians have conical teeth for ripping and tearing flesh. The teeth are replaced in a pattern of waves throughout the croc’s...
Females 13 inches · Males up to 24 inches 5-8 years Insects, spiders Coastal plains, mountain slopes and high plateaus THE ART OF DISGUISE Chameleons change skin color to express mood or aid in camouflage. Tentacle-like chromatophores move pigments up and down through layers if skin. The closer the pigment gets to the surface of […]
5-11 inches Up to 70 years Insects, crustaceans, tadpoles, plants Streams, swamps, ponds, rivers
12-16 feet Up to 20 years Snakes Forested areas, bamboo thickets, and agricultural land IT CAN KILL AN ELEPHANT? Cobras, mambas, coral snakes and their relatives belong to the family Elapidae. These snakes have short hollow fangs in the front of the upper jaw and most carry highly toxic venom that attacks the nervous system […]
2-4 feet 6-10 years Earthworms, frogs, minnows Near water, wet meadows, marshes, & parks UNCOMMONLY TOUGH The most common North American snake with more than a dozen races that range in coloration. It tolerates cold and is usually the first snake to emerge in the spring and the last to retreat to a den in […]
4-8 inches 25-35 years Slugs, worms, wild berries, mushrooms Moist forests, meadows, pastures, flood plains
1-2 feet 10-15 years Insects, vegetation Sandy semi-desert in Australia THE ART OF THE BLUFF Bearded dragons bluff to avoid a fight. They stretch the skin under the chin causing the cone-shaped scales to stick out and form a prickly “beard.” With the mouth open and beard spread, the dragons often hiss and make small […]
Females rarely exceed 9 ft, while males avg 11-13 ft 30-50 years in the wild; 60-80 in captivity Almost any prey; fish, birds, mammal, other reptiles, mollusks, insects, sometimes fruit Freshwater, slow-moving rivers, as well as swamps, marshes, and lakes NO DENTIST NEEDED Crocodilians have conical teeth for ripping and tearing flesh. The teeth...
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