Igora arrived in November 2020 at 10 years of age. She had been a pet and was no longer wanted. She has a spinal deformity and is nearly blind but has lots of get up and go in her. She spends time roaming around the ONC Education Building classrooms and basking in the sun near the classroom windows when not in her enclosure. She helps us to teach about non-native animal species in Utah and the problems those animal cause and encounter by no fault of their own.  

  • Average Weight: 7-17 pounds 
  • Length: 3.9-6 feet 
  • Lifespan in Wild: 10 years 
  • Lifespan in Captivity: 20 years 

Fascinating Facts: 

The green iguana, also known as the American iguana or the common green iguana, is a  large, arboreal, mostly herbivorous species of lizard of the genus Iguana. Green Iguanas naturally range from central Mexico south to Paraguay and Brazil in South America. They are also native to some Caribbean islands near the Central and South American coasts. 

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