YEAR OF THE DRAGON TUESDAY
We’re continuing the Year of the Dragon celebration today with a lizard from down under! And yes this little guy has dragon in its name! Are you ready to board the plane and head to Australia? Let’s do this!
MEET THE BEARDED DRAGON!
Diet: Omnivore: insects, vegetation
Conservation Status: common
- Bearded Dragons are covered in yellowish-tan scales.
- They have spiked scales down each side of their bodies and on both sides of their heads.
- When a bearded dragon is threatened they open their mouths and spread a flap of skin open on their neck to make themselves look bigger.
- Bearded dragons are highly territorial.
- Bearded dragons brumate. It is similar to hibernation but they don’t sleep. They rest during the colder months and slow their metabolisms.
Beardies as they are often called are pretty cute if you ask us! We love that they make themselves look bigger! Scary!! What adaptation would you like to have to protect yourselves from predators? Edmond said he would like to fly and Ellie said she already has all the protection she needs because elephants are soooo big!