I is for the Iguana – One of the largest of the lizard family


I is for the Iguana – One of the largest of the lizard family


You are a big and huge reptile.
You can be up to five or six feet long.
You are a very rare animal,
that can be found only in a few places in the world.

You look frightening and ominous,
but you are actually a harmless herbivore.
Some people keep you as a pet.
Oh my huge one, indeed you have charming ways.

You come in two varieties.
The green coloured iguana and the antilean iguana.
The antilean ones among you,
are in severe danger of extinction.

The green coloured ones among you,
are the ones sought after as pets.
You are mostly found in Mexico and the Caribbean.
But also in some parts of Central America.

You have sharp vision and can see colours.
You can distinguish between shapes and sizes.
These qualities help you in crawling through forests,
in search of food to eat.

You communicate among yourselves,
through a marvellous mechanism of visual signals.
You give a true meaning to the adage,
of ‘speaking with the eyes’

We humans have so many things,
to learn from a marvel like you.
You are another product of the mechanism,
of millions of years of wonderful evolution.

26 Thoughts to “I is for the Iguana – One of the largest of the lizard family”

  1. Ominous looks and innocent nature make the iguana special indeed.

    1. Jai

      Yes, the mighty but gentle giant. Very harmless and kept as a pet by a lot of people.

  2. Sinjana Ghosh

    Such a beautiful creature with enviable qualities. Thanks for all the information.

    1. Jai

      Thanks for visiting Sinjana.

  3. I learned a lot about Iguana with this post Jai. By the end of the challenge, we will learn amazing facts about “A to Z of the Animal Kingdom”
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Jai

      Thanks for the appreciation Anagha. Keep visiting.

  4. We could learn so much from animals, birds, and insects! By the end of the month, I’ll know a lot about animals, thanks to you. 🙂

    1. Jai

      Thanks for the appreciation Srivalli

  5. Noor Anand Chawla

    The iguana, though not pleasing in appearance, is quite a fascinating creature! I never knew there were two different kinds of iguanas!

    1. Jai

      There are two different kinds and the antilean iguana is in danger of extinction. People try to cross breed it with the green iguana and this is slowly resulting in its extinction.

  6. I didn’t know that iguanas were herbivores. I learned so much today. Thank you.

    1. Jai

      Thanks for visiting Madhu.

  7. Wow such an amazing poem on “Iguana”, I did not know that it comes in two varieties. learnt a lot about it, with your amazing poetic style.

    1. Jai

      Thanks for the appreciation Surbhi.

  8. At the moment these animals are having the time of their lives. not being disturbed by the human race, they must just be living it up 😀 😀 😀
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    1. Jai

      Absolutely. Clean environment for them to flourish in with no encroachment from human beings.

  9. I did not know there were two kinds of this animal. Thanks for the post. I am surely learning a lot and enjoying as well.

    1. Jai

      Thanks for the appreciation and keep visiting.

  10. Great post, lot of informations about this curious animal!
    I is for Improv

    1. Jai

      Thanks for visiting Frederique.

  11. Nature has such interesting & incredible creatures!
    Evolution and survival over centuries!

    1. Jai

      Very much so. The animal kingdom is indeed a marvel.

  12. Interesting. Never thought something on iguana could be so poetic.

    1. Jai

      Well, an iguana is not an animal that looks pleasing to the eye but people keep it as a pet because of its endearing qualities.

  13. Nice, short and sweet informative post. I don’t think I’ve ever come across an iguana. 😉

    1. Jai

      I have not seen an Iguana except on animal planet. They are found in central america and the Caribbean.

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