One of South Africa’s Amazing Creatures
This exotic looking lizard is quite at home on the southernmost tip of the African continent, and if you spend any time there you are certain to catch a glimpse of this guy climbing a tree or swimming along in the water. Worldwide Gifts created this fridge magnet photo of an iguana for you to keep as a souvenir from South Africa, and it is a delightful image of the crawling reptile.
The iguana is one of the most popular reptiles to keep as a pet, fascinating herpetologists with its colorful skin, spiny mohawk, and puffy dewlap when startled or threatened. These critters are tough and don’t need much coddling, except they need to stay warm and get plenty of veggies. However, if you visit South Africa you’ll get the chance to see them outside the pet stores and in their natural environment, especially in places like Kruger National Park in South Africa.
More about the Fascinating Reptiles at Home in South Africa
There are many different lizard species and other reptiles living in South Africa in addition to this iguana. Adventurers who go on a wildlife tour will have the opportunity to see plenty of the scaly creatures, with lots of the iguana’s lizard cousins running around. Some other lizards include the Black Lined Plated Lizard, the Wahlberg’s Velvet Gecko, the Rainbow Skink, the Sundevil Writhing Skink, the Spotted Gecko, the Sandveld Lizard, and of course, the cousin with the most teeth- African Crocodiles.
The other four-legged reptile at home in this region is the turtle, like the Spekes Hinged Tortoise, the Leopard Tortoise, and the Serrated Terrapin. However, not all reptiles have four legs as we know…some have no legs. There are plenty of snakes in South Africa, including the Egyptian Cobra, the Black Mamba and hundreds more.