Trigger happy with mate

Thirteen-year-old rhinoceros iguana, Trigger, seems happy with his lot since keepers introduced a female into his enclosure.

Three-year-old Jane moved into the male domain in the newly-refurbished Reptile House last week and staff are hopeful it will prove a good match.
Senior Curator, Derek Grove, said: “Initial signs are good; she seems very interested in him so we’ll just have to wait and see.”
Rhinoceros iguana (Cyclura cornuta) is a threatened species of lizard found on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

They vary in length from 60 to 140 cm and skin colours range from a steely grey to a dark green and brown.

Their name derives from the bony-plated pseudo-horn or outgrowth which resembles the horn of a rhinoceros on the iguana’s snout.

Keeper Sam Grove carries out chaperone duties with newly-matched Trigger and Jane.