Reptiles

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REPTILES




Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrate animals that are covered in scales or scutes, and typically lay eggs. There are approximately 8,225 species of reptiles including crocodiles, gavials, caimans, alligators, tuatara, lizards, snakes, turtles, tortoises, and terrapins. Reptiles range in size from the smallest tiny gecko to the largest saltwater crocodile. Factors such as habitat loss, infectious diseases, introduced species, and pollution, and climate disruption threaten many reptile species with extinction.

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Green Sea Turtle

The  green sea turtle is one seven endangered species of sea turtle worldwide. 

Madagascar Tree Boa

Only 15% of the forests where the Madagascar tree boas make their home remain in existence.

Rock Iguana

The critically endangered Grand Cayman and Jamaican rock iguanas are proficient swimmers and can spend long periods of time in the water.