Sunday, October 16, 2011

Funny Lizard facts for kids

Please find some of the interesting facts about lizards in this article which are very useful for kids.
  • There are about 5,000 species of lizards in this world.
  • Lizards smell with their tongues like snakes.
  • The largest lizard till now is the Komodo Dragon which can reach upto 10 feet in length.  Komodo dragons are very patient hunters.  They bite their prey and wait for days for the prey to die.
  • The tails of some lizards gets separated from their body when the lizard is caught. The tail that is left behind wriggles, confusing the other animal.  This defense gives the lizard some time to escape.  Another tail will grow again which will be shorter and different in color.
  • Some lizards do not have legs.  They look like snakes.
  • Some lizards can squirt blood 2 to 4 feet out of their eyes in order to protect themselves.
  • some lizards live upto 30 years.  The record till now is 33 years 11 months.
  • The chameleon can move its eyes independently so that it can look in two different directions at the same time,
  • The chameleon eats insects.
  • Some chameleons have the ability to change the colors according to the surrounding atmosphere. 
  • Lizards shed their skins when they outgrow it.  Lizards never stop growing.
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