Today we will again touch on the topic of animals, and in particular lizards. When my family and I go on vacation to hot countries, you can often watch lizards bask in the sun 🙂 Children like to watch their fast movements, and now they have to paint them. Let’s go guys.
Below we want to present you 5 facts about our coloring heroes today – lizards.
Fact 1. The largest lizard in the world is the Komodo dragon, reaching a length of over 3 meters and a weight of over 130 kg. These powerful and aggressive creatures arose about 4 million years ago and have not changed much since then. Now they are found only in Indonesia, but previously existed in Australia. In Indonesia, a separate Komodo National Park was even created to protect this species.
Fact 2. The smallest lizards in the world are round-footed geckos, of which there are two species in nature that live in the New World. The size of adults usually ranges from 1.5 to 2 centimeters, and the weight does not exceed 0.2 grams, which is ten times less than the weight of the hummingbird-bee, the smallest bird on Earth.
Fact 3. In the USA and Mexico there are unique legless lizards, of which there are also only two species. Outwardly, they are indistinguishable from snakes, unless, of course, you are an expert. They are not dangerous at all, and besides, they spend most of their lives underground.
Fact 4. Many species of iguanas and monitor lizards can be conditionally called poisonous, but their poison is designed for the prey that they feed on, and it is rather weak. But really dangerous are only two species of gila-toothed lizards, which got this name for a reason. In addition, there is no antidote for their bites, and their poison can easily kill.
Fact 5. Lizards living in temperate climates, like other reptiles, usually hibernate and wait for the arrival of heat. And some of their species, living in hot and arid regions, do the same, waiting out the drought. Although the aforementioned gila moths find a different way out of the situation – they eat less often than once a month. For normal life, this is enough for them.