Green iguana

  • Panos Loukopoulos

Press/Media: Press / Media

Description

Captivity

The American pet trade has put a great demand on the green iguana; 800,000 iguanas were imported into the U.S. in 1995 alone, primarily originating from captive farming operations based in their native countries (Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, and Panama).[35] However, these animals are demanding to care for properly over their lifetime, and many die within a few years of acquisition.[5][36]

Ref 36

Loukopoulos P, Komnenou A, Papadopoulos E, Psychas V (2007), "Lethal Ozolaimus megatyphlon infection in a green iguana (Iguana iguana rhinolopa)", Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 38 (1): 131–4, PMID 17469289, doi:10.1638/2006-0018r.1

Period31 Jan 2011

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleGreen iguana
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletWikipedia
    Media typeWeb
    Date31/01/11
    DescriptionThe American pet trade has put a great demand on the green iguana; 800,000 iguanas were imported into the U.S. in 1995 alone, primarily originating from captive farming operations based in their native countries (Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, and Panama).[35] However, these animals are demanding to care for properly over their lifetime, and many die within a few years of acquisition.[5][36]
    [36]
    Loukopoulos P, Komnenou A, Papadopoulos E, Psychas V (2007), "Lethal Ozolaimus megatyphlon infection in a green iguana (Iguana iguana rhinolopa)", Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 38 (1): 131–4, PMID 17469289, doi:10.1638/2006-0018r.1
    URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_iguana
    PersonsPanos Loukopoulos