Animal Diaries Archive
29 June 2007
Since December last year, Australia Zoo has been offering an amazing new animal experience. The chance to get up close and personal with the exotic Green Iguana named "Peru", where our guests are able to hold, pat and even feed her while our talented photographers capture every moment.
Recently there has been a recent addition to the Iguana experience, "Se Se", he is a Fijian Crested Iguana, although small in size, his big personality and striking colouration have made him quite popular with both patrons and staff. Se Se gives us a great chance to teach people about his species of Iguana, as very few people know that Fijian Crested Iguanas are critically endangered.
These little Iguanas only grow to about 70cm in length, most of that being a slender tail, and weigh less than half a kilogram. At this size they are well adapted for their arboreal life in the Hibiscus forests in coastal areas of Fiji. It is this coastal habitat that is being destroyed and putting poor little guys like Se Se at risk of extinction.
One way we can help these gorgeous creatures is through Australia Zoos Adopt an Animal Program. You can sponsor Se Se and any little bit of money you donate will go to future breeding programs for our Iguanas. So come in a meet our Iguanas and see what all the fuss is about.
Our Amazing Fijian Crested Iguanas
When Fijian Crested Iguanas first hatch from their eggs they are dark green, but after several hours their skin becomes bright emerald green and narrow white ba ...more