What animal has sharp claws, scaly skin, and likes to bask in the sun? Iguanas! But do you know what iguanas eat? Or how they protect themselves from enemies? Read this book to find out! Learn all about different animals in the Animal Close-Ups series - part of the Lightning Bolt Books[[ collection. With high-energy designs, exciting photos, and fun text, Lightning Bolt Books[[ bring nonfiction topics to life!
colour illustrations, maps
colour illustrations, maps
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If you look at the scaly, bumpy claw of an iguana you probably immediately think of dinosaurs as its appearance may remind you of an Iguanodon. The iguana is a reptile, has short stubby legs and has rough scaly skin that helps "hold in water" and protects it from predators. Iguanas can live in hot, dry places, but also can be found in rainforests. This book primarily takes a look at the desert iguana that can be found in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico.
Iguanas cannot generate their own body heat and often "bask in the sun in the hot afternoon." They are ectotherms (cold-blooded) and because of that "their body heat changes to match the warmth or cold around them." If they get too hot, they will head for the shade to cool off their body. They have very sharp claws that will dig into the bark of a tree or bush and they can climb to escape the heat or find some food. The desert iguana eats "leaves, fruits, and flowers." You will also learn that it...
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