Also known as the Cuban ground iguana or the Cuban iguana, the Cuban rock iguana is a species of lizard. It is actually the largest West Indian rock iguana, and is unfortunately also one of the most endangered groups of lizards that currently exist. The Cuban iguana in its natural habitat The Cuban rock iguana
The bog turtle is a semi-aquatic turtle that is native to the eastern part of the United States of America. It was first described by Johann David Schoepf in 1801 after a survey conducted in Pennsylvania during the 18th century. The bog turtle is the smallest turtle in North Ameica This creature is the smallest
The Noronha skink is native to Fernando de Noronha which is in north-eastern Brazil. A lot of research has been done throughout the centuries to actually define these species, as many Scientists have claimed that this poor skink has been labelled into the wrong category. Either way, this skink is thought to have descended from
Also known as the Grand Cayman Iguana, the Blue Iguana is a critically endangered lizard species that is endemic to the Grand Cayman island. It is known as one of the longest living lizard species in the world, with the maximum age recorded at 69 years. The record for the Blue Iguana is 67 years.
There are more than 270 types of cobras in the world, and one of the most famous species is the spitting cobra. Spitting cobras are venomous snake species from the Elapidae family. They are found in tropical landscapes, such as those found in Africa, Australia, and Asia. They have the ability to spray venom from
The African people are afraid of the Puff Adder, and for a reason – if in danger, the snake rises up and makes a loud hiss, which is followed by a bite that can be deadly even for humans. In fact, more than half of the snake bites that result in casualties in Africa are
A dugite is an Australian species of snake that is highly venomous that can inflict death in simply one bite. It is sometimes refered to as a brown snake and was first described by Albert Gunther in 1872. There are 3 sub-species of dugites, and they are: Pseudonaja affinis affinis Pseudonaja affinis exilis Pseudonaja affinis
The Common European Adder is the most widespread venomous snake in Europe. Luckily, it’s very skittish and would rather run than attack a human. Adders adapt easily and they can be seen in a variety of landscapes – be it a sandy seashore, a mountain alley or a typical forest. This snake lives in the
When we think about the Nile River, the one animal we connect with it is the Nile Crocodile. This Crocodile is not only common in Egypt, but it is also common in Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. Ancient Egyptians worshiped a crocodile-god called Sobek. Sobek’s was associated with fertility, protection, and the Pharaoh’s
Slow Worm, also known as blind worm may look like a snake, but is in fact a limbless lizard that inhabits all parts of Europe, except Northern Scandinavia, Ireland and Southern part of the Pyrenean Peninsula. These lizards have gone a peculiar way in evolution, getting rid of their limbs. Slow Worm is 28 to
Saw scaled viper or as smart zoologist guys call it Echis Carinatus is a snake found in Middle East and Central Asia, most commonly India. So to start explaining what is so special about this cold blooded murderer, at first you have to know that there is such a thing called the ‘Big four’ –
The Gila Monster is the largest land lizards in the United States and it’s native to southwestern U.S. and northwestern Mexico, where they can be found in desert and semiarid areas, under the rocks, in burrows and holes. A Gila Monster resting on rocks These lizards can grow up to about 60 centemetres (2 feet)
The Galapagos Tortoise is the largest living tortoise, with it’s natural habitat being the Galapagos archipelago. There are 14 subspecies for these turtles, 11 of which still exist, some of them near extinction, but with the help of zoos, their numbers are successfully being increased. The Galapagos Tortoise next to a woman The Galapagos Tortoise
Cantor’s giant softshell turtle is native to Cambodia and Vietnam and is extremely rare, leading to the amazing turtle being recently classed as an endangered species. One of the largest species of turtle in the world, Cantor’s giant softshell turtle is also one of the strangest to look at. The majority of turtles have an
Monitor lizards are quite large and slender. There are many varieties of Monitor Lizards, but the Panay Lizard is unique among these for several reasons. More slender than the average Monitor is still heavy bodied. The Panay is semi aquatic, and is at home in the water.