These intimidating looking lizards only eat plants, fruits, leaves and flowers and sometimes insects.
They can leap down (or fall) 40-50 feet (12+ metres) without serious, or any real injury.
To attract a mate, mature males may turn orange during breeding season.
Iguana meat is a valuable source of protein; theoretically, farming iguanas could yield more meat per acre than cattle, while requiring only 70% of what a chicken consumes. Iguana eggs are also considered a delicacy in the tropics, coining the term "chicken of the tree."