Green Iguana, Iguana iguana

The Green Iguana or common iguana (Iguana iguana) is a large, arboreal species of lizard of the genus Iguana, native to Central and South America. The Green Iguana ranges over a large geographic area, from Mexico to northern Argentina, southern Brazil and Paraguay, as well as on the Caribbean Islands and Florida. It grows to 2 metres in length from head to tail, with an average body weight of approximately 15kg. Main characteristics It is possible to sex a Green […]

Nile Crocodile, Cocodrilus nilotycus

Nile Crocodiles are ancient reptiles that first appeared on the earth about 200 million years ago. They are supposed to be the vestiges of the big era of the reptiles. Their predecessors were of lighter stature than today’s crocodiles. They used to live on the ground, but quickly divided into aquatic and amphibious variants. Unlike alligators, crocodiles live in the tropical and subtropical areas of the world. The modern crocodiles are amphibious and spend most of their time underwater. They […]

Python regius, Python regius

Python regius is a non-venomous python species found in many countries of central and western Africa, where the temperature varies from 15º to 45º, including countries like Nigeria, Uganda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Ghana, Benin and Togo. Baby pythons are between 20 and 30cm long, while average length of adults ranges between 120 and 150cm. Some females can even reach up to 180cm. Generally, females are bigger than males. Their diameter ranges from 10 to 15cm. Main characteristics The Python […]

Harris’s Hawk, Parabuteo unicinctus

The Harris’s Hawk belongs to the same family as eagles, sparrow hawks, red kites and other birds of prey. The species is medium sized and native to the American continent. Unlike most of the birds of prey, the Harris’s Hawk is not solitary, but highly sociable. It lives in family groups and hunts cooperatively in “packs”. These hawks even cooperate in the upbringing of their offspring. Main characteristics The Harris’s Hawk is a medium-large bird of prey, of approximately 50 […]

Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus

The Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), is a bird of prey found in North America. It is most recognizable as the national bird and symbol of the United States of America. The species was on the brink of extinction in the continental United States by the end of the 20th century, but now has a stable population and has been officially removed from the United States federal government’s list of endangered species. characteristics      * Wingspan and body weight of the males: […]

Red-tailed hawk, Buteo jamaicensis

The Red-tailed Hawk breeds throughout almost all North America from western Alaska and northern Canada to as far south as Panama and most of the Caribbean Islands. The species occupies a wide range of habitats and altitudes and adapts well to any biotope. Most Red-tailed Hawks at the northern extent of their range migrate south in order to breed in warmer climate. Main characteristics Its body weight ranges around 1kg and it reaches a wingspan of 130cm. Its principal characteristic […]

Little Owl, Athene noctua

Este ave que reside en gran parte de las zonas templadas de Europa, Asia y África puede verse en nuestro parque temático de Lanzarote. Es parte de un gran grupo de rapaces nocturnas, siendo éste un ejemplar pequeño. Mide unos 25 cm de longitud y presenta un aspecto rechoncho. De color pardo con manchas blancas, en vuelo lo podemos distinguir por sus alas cortas, redondeadas y sus líneas punteadas de blanco. 

Black Kite, Milvus migrans

The Black Kite (Milvus milgrans) is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. Black Kites are native to the warmer regions of all continents and on many tropical islands. Main characteristics The Red Kite’s talons and claws are weaker than those of other birds of prey. This is the main reason why they mainly feed on small animals or carrion. However, the diet varies according to the species […]

Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus

The Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus), also known simply as the Peregrine, and historically as the “Duck Hawk” in North America, is a cosmopolitan bird of prey in the family Falconidae. The Peregrine Falcon has a body length of 38–50cm. As with other bird-eating raptors, the female is bigger than the male. The back and long, pointed wings of the adult are usually bluish black to slate grey with indistinct darker barring; the wingtips are black. The underparts are white to […]

Ferruginous Hawk, Buteo regalis

The Ferruginous hawk is represented in the raptor collection of Rancho Texas Park in Lanzarote. It is a large bird of prey endemic to the interior parts of North America. It usually migrates to Mexico. The Buteo regalis is the largest of the buteos and is often mistaken for an eagle. Main characteristics As with all birds of prey, the female is larger than the male. Size is the main difference between both sexes. Length ranges around 58cm with an […]