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  • - [Narrator] With a lifespan able to reach as old as 69,

  • these iguanas can live as long as humans.

  • This is the Grand Cayman blue iguana.

  • (light music)

  • Found only in Grand Cayman, the largest and western most

  • of the Cayman Islands, their blue skin becomes more

  • prominent when establishing territory

  • when other iguanas are nearby.

  • Males turn especially bright blue during breeding season,

  • but their blue skin isn't their only defining feature.

  • They have striking red eyes and excellent vision,

  • which enables them to notice shapes and movement

  • at long distances.

  • Listed as endangered due to human activity,

  • habitat loss, and being preyed upon by

  • free-roaming predators such as dogs,

  • cats, and rats, these beautiful blue lizards

  • face an uphill battle against extinction.

  • This is the Grand Cayman blue iguana.

  • (light music)

- [Narrator] With a lifespan able to reach as old as 69,

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This Beautiful Blue Lizard is Facing Extinction

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    Evangeline posted on 2018/10/08
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