miami.- Iguana and Miami have something in common: they are not used to it winterAnd the strange lizard falls into a coma when the temperature drops below 45°F, about 7°C.
The National Weather Service (NWS) reported that temperatures dropped to 40 °F, or 4 °C, before dawn in Miami on Sunday.
The Internet portal of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission states, “Iguanas are native to warm and moist places and need sunlight and heat to survive.”
Despite this, most survive after falling into a coma, as they continue to breathe and their major bodily functions continue to function.
They wake up later when the temperature rises again.
“If you find one of them sleeping, don’t take it home. They are wild animals and may act defensively once they have warmed up and recovered,” adds information from the state authority.
Cold conditions will continue to cover South Florida on Sunday and Monday, with temperatures dropping to 45°F, about 7°C.
Iguana is a reptile of the family iguanidae and is native to tropical regions of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
The reptile was first described by the Austrian naturalist Josephus Nikolaus Laurenti in his book ideal doctor (1768).
The word iguana is derived from the Taino name of this animal ivana and it is the species of this family of reptiles most commonly used for captive breeding.
In fact, iguana is one of the favorite animals of reptile lovers and with that they usually start caring for these strange animals.
Although the iguana is not exactly an easy reptile to keep in captivity, because when we catch it it is small, it grows very quickly, so it needs a good place to live.