• The tuatara is just like a reptile that lived millions of years ago, even before the dinosaurs. Today it only lives in New zealand, where it often shares a petrel’s burrow. In the day, the tuatara may even be left with a baby chick while the mother hunts for food.

• A blind chameleon will still change color to match its surroundings.
• A chameleon’s tongue is twice the length of its body.
• A chameleon can move its eyes in two directions at the same time.
• Gila monsters are great swimmers, although they are rarely near water. They will store extra fat in its tail as a food reserve.
• An iguana can stay under water for 28 minutes.
• Snakes are immune to their own venom.
• Black mamba snakes can slither along at 10 feet per second.
• One gram of a cobra’s venom is enough to kill 50 people. Cobras cannot retract their fangs like vipers can.

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