Lava Lizards Not Lamps
Location: Galapagos Islands
- Lava lizards can vary in color, from bright colors to drab browns.
- They can change their color when they are in danger or if the temperature drops.
- These carnivores help keep insect populations down.
- Females lay eggs that incubate for 12 months. Baby lava lizards hatch out and are around 2″ long!
- They are diurnal.
- Female lava lizards mature at 9 months, but it takes a male up to 3 years to fully mature!
Wow, who knew these little lizards were so interesting! They are favorite meal of the Galapagos Hawk! Thank goodness they camouflage in with their habitats!