New iguanas move in

Two new male spiny tailed iguanas are settling in to a freshly decorated enclosure after DZG keepers got creative.


ABOVE – Welcome to your new home… One of our two new spiny tailed iguanas

The two males came to us from Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park and our keepers have been working hard to create a natural looking home for them.


ABOVE – The naturally decorated home for our two new iguanas

Senior Keeper Sam Grove said: “Their new home features a stream, real plants and we are growing grass seed on the floor to provide a lovely natural looking enclosure.

“We’ve even painted ropes and glued soil to them to make them look like vines. It’s the first time we’ve done this but it looks really effective.

“We prefer to use real plants rather than articial ones as the live plants increase the humidity which is better for the reptiles and looks more attractive.”

Sam said the males were both doing well and enjoying their new environment and that in the future the zoo hoped to bring in females to breed the species.

Happy new home to the pair of you!