Critically endangered iguana moves into the Dissscovery Zone
A juvenile female Utila Spiny Tailed Iguana has moved into the Dissscovery Zone within the Foot Safari.
The juvenile will join male Little Kev in the future in the hope their pairing will result in breeding success for this endangered species. The as-yet-unnamed female joined Woburn Safari Park from Bristol Zoo on 7th November and has been settling in well to her new home.
Visitors will be able to see the quick moving juvenile as she explores her new enclosure down in the Dissscovery Zone, where she joins many other reptiles, amphibians and insects. The move is part of the European Endangered Species Programme (EEP), however she won't be breeding age for a while yet.
Utila spiny-tailed iguanas have been listed as critically endangered on the IUCN ‘red list’ of endangered species.
That makes the Utila Island Spiny-tailed Iguana is one of the most endangered in the world and can only be found in the wild on the island of Utila, which is located just off Honduras. It is believed that there are less than 6,000 individuals in the world.