Black and White Tegu

Natural Habitat

Meadows and open forests in Argentina


Vegetable matter, insects, mollusks, small mammals, birds, and amphibians


Threat Level: Least Concern

Tegus are becoming more popular in the pet industry and pet trade. Before buying these lizards you should know where they were bred, as catching them from the wild is decreasing their populations, and wild caught Tegus can be very aggressive. Potential pet owners should also know the size that these lizards reach and the amount of space required

Here at the Zoo

Leia our Tegu loves to soak in her bath. She also loves a wander around the zoo when its nice and sunny