A Dragon in the Water
We are off to meet a little reptile who is called a dragon! They don’t look like dragons, but they are neat!
Chinese Water Dragon Fun Facts:
- Chinese water dragons grow to around 3 ft long. Their tail is about 2/3 of their body length.
- Those tails can aide in balance, swimming and protecting themselves from predators.
- Males are slightly larger and have larger crests on their heads.
- The crests under their throats can be all kinds of colors, including purple, peach and blue.
- These arboreal lizards are diurnal.
- They are omnivores that eat insects, small fish and some vegetation.
We love spotting small animals as much as we love seeing the big, famous ones. For habitats and ecosystems to be healthy, all the animals that live there must have healthy populations.