Argentine Black & White Tegu

Argentine Black & White Tegu

Scientific Name

Salvator merianae

Range

Eastern and central South America

Habitats

Tropical rainforests and savannahs

What do they eat?
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Omnivore; invertebrates, fruits, and seeds

Status

Least concern

Conservation Threats

Hunting and trapping, also for domestic pet use

Fun Facts
  • Males can have jowls, which shows he’s getting good nutrition
  • One of the smartest species of reptiles- ours are target trained and know their trainers
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