New species

Recently a new species of lizard was discovered, which you can see in the photo above. It belongs to the agama family. Agama lizards can be found all across Africa. Colourful, isn’t it?

Here are a few other members of the agama family.

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This is a flat-headed rock agama

Reptile Show

Reptiles are a group of animals that include lizards and snakes, chameleons and geckos, turtles and even crocodiles. They are cold-blooded, they lay eggs,  they cannot fly, they cannot breathe in water, and they are popular pets.

There was a Reptile Show last week-end at Twin Messe, so I took my children along. They loved to see and touch these animals. There were so many different kinds of reptile. For example there were more than 20 different kinds of turtle. But this wasn’t a zoo; all the reptiles were for sale.

Where did all these reptiles come from? Were they stolen from the wild?