Lizards are yucky creatures that live among us. But they form a crucial part of the ecosytem.
Our houses and surroundings will be full of insects if there are no lizards right?
Whether we love them or hate them, here are 10 interesting, fun facts about Lizards.
Lizards use their tongue to smell. They actually taste the air around them. Funny right? Now you know why lizards often put their tongues out.
Lizards regularly shed the outer layer of their skin. Their metabolism depends on the temperature of their environment.
Some of the most well-known types of lizards are iguanas, geckos, chameleons, and the Komodo dragon.
Some lizards shed their tail when caught by a predator.
The tail that’s shed also moves so the predator is confused. That’s a very good defense mechanism, isn’t?
And, they can regenerate the tail in 1 month.
Most lizards feed on live insects. They don’t seem to like dead food.
The skin of lizards is made of thick overlapping layers made of keratin. This helps them to cope with tough weather.
Lizards make up to 60% of reptiles in the world. There are nearly 6000 species of them.
Hence you can find them anywhere in the world except in Antarctica .as they cannot live in cold weather.
Lizards can easily stick to almost any surface. and even can hang upside down. This is due to a pad like structure in their feet that acts as a suction cup!
Lizards are born dumb, except a kind of lizard called the Gecko. So lizards use body language to communicate as they cannot make sound.
Water scarcity is not a problem for lizards. They excrete uric acid to regulate their temperature. That’s why you often see a salt-like layer on the skin of the lizards.
So today you learned a few interesting things about lizards right? If so, please like this post and share it with your friends.