The Lesser Antillean Iguana

Critically endangered, the Lesser Antillean iguana (Iguana delicatissima) is in serious decline due to human activity. Endemic to the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, the population of this large lizard is estimated at fewer than 20,000 individuals. Moreover, the recent introduction of the non-native green iguana (Iguana iguana) to these islands has resulted in increased … Continue reading The Lesser Antillean Iguana

The African Rock Python

Africa's largest snake, the African rock python (Python sebae) may exceed 6m in length. They have an impressive and varied diet including warthogs, antelopes, monkeys and even crocodiles. Unbelievably, one individual was even recorded eating an adult spotted hyena weighing 70kg. Inhabiting a plethora of habitats across Central and Western Africa, this mighty python is … Continue reading The African Rock Python

The Titcaca Water Frog

The largest species of aquatic frog, the Titcaca water frog (Telmatobius culeus) isn't winning any awards for beauty, but its unfortunate appearance is an excellent adaptation to living in water. Critically endangered, this large amphibian is only found in Lake Titcaca and its tributaries high in the Andean mountains of South America. Their distinctive and … Continue reading The Titcaca Water Frog