Active during the day
Eats mainly leaves, fruits, flowers, and seeds. At times, it also eats insects, crustaceans, dead birds and fish.
Deforestation and habitat destruction, as well as hunting for use ashuman food
• The rhinoceros iguana is noticeable thanks to the large scales on its head, which resembles a rhinoceros horn, and from which it gets its name.
• These iguanas live in warm areas on the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola, at a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. They depend on the sun’s rays to function.
• Predators of this iguana include humas, dogs, pigs, and mongooses.
Photo: Uriel Nuri