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Black Swan is native to Australia and are the state bird of Western Australia. They were brought to the UK as ornamental birds, like many other captive birds, they found their way out into the wild.
Green Iguana possess a row of spines along their backs and along their tails that help to protect from predators. Their whip-like tail can be used to deliver painful strikes and like other lizards, when grabbed by the tail, the tail can be allow to break,so it can make its escape and eventually regenerate a new one.
Taken at the Big Cats, WHF,Smarden in Kent, what a beauitful animal.
Utila Spiny -Tailed Iguana
Found on the Caribbean Island of Utila. Lives in the mangrove forest in and around a favourite tree. Likes crabs,fruit,flowers,leaves and insects.
Spiny Tailed Lizard
These lizard are custom built for desert life.They can get water from morning dew and the moisture in their burrows. Special channels between the scales on their faces direct the moisture into their mouths a drop at a time and allowing them to survive during servere dry spells.
Lilac Breasted roller
Such a beauitful bird. Widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and southern Arebian peninsula.It perches conspicuously at the tips of a tree,poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, frogs, small birds and rodents moving at ground level.