Lizards (Reptiles)

Water Monitor Lizard
Biawak, Water Monitor Lizard  (Varanus salvator)
My name is Biawak I am a Water Monitor Lizard (Varanus salvator).

I live primarily in Rainforests, near rivers, lakes, secondary forests, and in developed areas in cities throughout southeast Asia.

I am native to: Bangladesh; Cambodia; China (Guangxi, Hainan, Yunnan); Hong Kong; India (Andaman Is., Nicobar Is.); Indonesia (Bali, Jawa, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Sumatera); Lao People's Democratic Republic; Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Myanmar; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Viet Nam. See the Red List Details

Erik's Reptile Edventures' current projects include the observation of wild specimens of Varanus salavator in Boreno  in January and February 2012, recording behavior and habits over a period of two weeks. This will allow us to provide a more enriched environment for Biawak.
Tokay Gecko
Spot - Tokay Gecko (Gecko gecko)
My Name is Spot and I'm a Tokay Gecko (Gecko gecko)!

Erik purchased me at a pet store for a special breeding project! I am glad he did because he takes really good care of me. I'm a nocturnal carnivore so I enjoy coming out at night to look for bugs to eat! I also have amazing feet with tiny hairs that can stick to just about any surface!

The Tokay Gecko habitat is primary and secondary rainforests and can also be found in developed ares throughout it's range and is native throughout South East Asia.

Erik's Reptiel Edventures uses this Tokay gecko as an education animal to show students how they can stick using vanderwals forces and nano hairs.
Green Iguana
Difonas - Green Iguana
My name is Difonas and I am a Green Iguana (Iguana Iguana).

Before I was adopted by Erik, I used to live with a really nice family who rescued me from another family who said I was too big! I mean I'm only 6ft long! I enjoy living with Erik now. He feeds me lots of collard greens and all sorts of vegetables! I'm so special that I'm allowed to roam free in Erik's house!
Blue Tegu
Bluie - Blue Tegu (Tumpenabis teguexin)
My name is Bluie and I'm a Blue Tegu (Tumpenabis teguexin).

I was adopted by Erik four years ago. I was captive born in the US but my family comes from the country of Columbia. I enjoy eating mice, rats and an occasional insect. I wish I could eat other things but somebody's got to help keep our environment in balance!

The Blue Tegu's typical habit is the rain forest and is native to Boliva, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.

Erik's Reptile Edventures has no current breeding projects. Tegus have a current status of least concern in the wild according to the IUCN red list.

Erik's Reptile Edventures are planning a trip in the near future to view wild populations of Tegus in 2012!
Red Tegu
Dakota - Red Tegu (Tupinambis rufescens)
My name is Dakota and I'm a Red Tegu (Tupinambis rufescens).

I was adopted by Erik almost four years ago! I was born in the US but me and my family comes from from Argentina. I'm an omnivore so I enjoy eating lots of things including fruit bugs, mice and rats! I always ask Bluie to try some fruit once in a while but he doesn't seem to like it.:)
Panther Chameleon
Jada, Panther Chameleon (Frucifer pardalis)
My name is Jada and I'm a Panther Chameleon (Frucifer pardalis).

I come from the Malagasy forest of Madagascar and I love to catch bugs with my long sticky tongue! I also have amazing skin that can change colors!
Panther Chameleon
Jada, Panther Chameleon (Frucifer pardalis)
This is another photo of me, Jada, a Panther Chameleon (Frucifer pardalis).

I come from the Malagasy forest of Madagascar and I love to catch bugs with my long sticky tongue! I also have amazing skin that can change colors!
Panther Chameleon
Jaden, a Panther Chameleon (Frucifer pardalis) and Peaches.
Here we have Jaden, a Panther Chameleon (Frucifer pardalis) and Peaches.

We have currently set up a project to observe the pre and post breeding behavior of both male and female panther chameleons in captivity. Our first breeding attempt allowed us to observe the nesting behavior of one of our females that resulted in 12 eggs which were not fertile.

We are planning a second breeding attempt which if successful will allow us to observe the behavior of hatchlings, and may open the door to other projects.  This may include observing the growth rates offspring, and possible donation to established captive or wild colonies in Madagascar.>
Panther Chameleon
Jaden - Panther Chameleon (Frucifer pardalis)
My name is Jaden and I'm a Panther Chameleon (Frucifer pardalis).

Erik adopted me about 3 months ago! I come from the Malagasy forest of Madagascar and I love to catch bugs with my long sticky tongue! I also have amazing skin that can change colors!
Rhino Iguana
Godzilla, Rhino Iguana (Cyclura cornuta)
My name is Godzilla and I am a Rhino Iguana (Cyclura cornuta).

The Rhino Iguana is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list. My habitat is a dry forest and I am native to the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

Erik's Reptile Edventures are currently housing Godzilla, having adopted him with an injury, and are using has an education animal.

Erik's Reptile Edventures are currently planning a trip to Dominican Republic to see wild Rhino iguanas in their Native habitat.

Rhino Iguana
Missy, Rhino Iguana (Cyclura cornuta)
My name is Missy and I am a Rhino Iguana (Cyclura cornuta).

Rhino Iguanas are listed as vulnerable on the IUCN red list of endangered species. My habitat is a dry forest and I am native to the Dominican Republic and Haiti. I was adopted around the same time as Godzilla but I am not used as an educational animal because I am not acclimated to human interaction yet.

Erik's Reptile Edventures are open the possibility of sending Missy to an established breeding program in the Dominican Republic.