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Endangered Lau banded iguana arrives at Dartmoor Zoo!

We’re so pleased to welcome a Lau banded iguana to Dartmoor Zoo!

Found on the Lau Islands of the eastern part of the Fijian archipelago, this species is considered a national treasure by the government of Fiji, and its likeness has been featured on postage stamps and currency.

Populations of these iguanas have been declining over the past century and they’re now sadly listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List. Threats include habitat destruction from logging and farming, invasive predators and the illegal pet trade.

Come and meet Tonga for yourself this May half term! You can spot him in our Reptile and Bug House.

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