Blooming delicious!

Rhino iguanas Trigger and Jane lapped up a blooming delicious snack courtesy of their green-fingered keeper.

webigflowersSenior Keeper Sophie Dugmore planted some nasturtium seeds at home and brought in the seedlings to finish growing at the back of DZG’s Reptile House.

And she’s just picked the flowers and leaves to give to the couple, pictured left, who munched through the home-grown treats in no time.

Sophie said: “As soon as I put the leaves and flowers into their enclosure they vanished in seconds.

“I also gave some to Junior, our other rhino iguana, and he enjoyed the treat too.

“It was just something unusual and different for them to try.”

Sophie said she would definitely be growing more plants in the future to give the reptiles new experiences.

Rhinoceros iguanas are native to Cuba and the Dominican Republic and are classed as vulnerable due to habitat destruction and invasive species. Their name derives from the horn-like growth on their snout, which resembles a rhino horn.