Cuban Rock Iguana

Cyclura nubile

NATURAL HABITAT

The Cuban rock iguana is found in coastal regions.

DIET

In the wild – Leaves, flowers, fruit, and insects

At the Zoo – Fruits, vegetables, and leafy greens

FASCINATING FACTS

  • Is able to make a 40 foot leap out of the trees and land safely on solid ground
  • Can hold its breath under water for 30 minutes
  • Uses its strong jaws, razor sharp teeth, and strong tail to protect itself from predators
  • One of the world's largest iguanas
  • Weigh up to 15 pounds and can grow up to 5 feet in length