Rhinoceros Iguana

Cyclura cornuta                           Iguanidae

Distribution: Haiti and Dominican Republic.

Habitat: Primarily found near coastlines; however, many have been forced to relocate inland due to human expansion.

Appearance: One of the largest of the Iguanas, mature Rhinoceros Iguanas can be anywhere from two to four feet in length. They get their name from three horn-like outgrowths on the end of their nose. They are a dusky gray or olive green in color, with barely visible dark cross bands,

Diet: Mainly herbivorous eating leaves, flowers and fruit. They may eat carrion (mostly dead birds and fish.

Remarks: As with most Iguanas, Rhinoceros Iguanas have good hearing, smell and excellent eyesight.