Colchester Zoo Hatch Endangered Iguanas

Posted By : The Animal Facts Editorial Team

Date: July 23, 2020 9:37 pm

Photo Credit: Colchester Zoo

Colchester Zoo in the United Kingdom has hatched a trio of endangered Fiji banded iguanas. They hatched at the end of June and are currently being cared for behind the scenes.

The three hatchlings are a male and two females. They are the first of their species to ever be hatched at Colchester Zoo.

Currently the keepers are yet to select names for their new hatchlings. They have been exploring their home while keepers monitor their growth. To enable this growth they are given a range of foods including pear, green vegetables and peppers.

Photo Credit: Colchester Zoo

Their parents are known as Koro and Kalara. They were brought to Colchester Zoo in 2019 in the hopes they would breed and increase the numbers of their species.

As an adult the hatchlings may measure up to 80cm (31.5in). Their tail will make up to 2/3 of this length. The tail is used to balance while they climb which they do often.

While the youngsters are off display you can meet their parents at the zoo.

Learn more about Colchester Zoo on their website – Colchester Zoo

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