Fiji Island Iguana (a.k.a. Fiji Banded Iguana)
Brachylophus bulabula

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Range and habitat:
The Fiji Island iguana is native to Fiji and several adjacent islands.

Natural diet:
This species of iguana is herbivorous, eating leaves, fruits and flowers.

Size / weight range:
Fiji Island iguanas grow to be about 2 feet and weigh around 1/3 pound.

Interesting Facts:
The Fiji iguana is diurnal (Active during the day). They lay eggs that incubate for about 165 days, and the females guard the nest to protect their eggs.

The ancestors of this iguana probably rafted over from Central or South America. Once established on the islands, they evolved into new species. There are three current recognized species of Fiji iguana. The ones at the Toledo Zoo are the newest recognized form, Brachylophus bulabula.

These beautiful iguanas are protected by the government of Fiji and under the U.S. Endangered Species Act as Endangered. The Fiji iguanas are threatened because of habitat loss and introduced species including mongoose, house cats and rats.

Location at The Toledo Zoo:
The Reptile House

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