Reptiles & mini beasts

A reptile is any animal belonging to the class ‘Reptilia’, including today’s turtles (what does this mean?), crocodiles, snakes and lizards. Like mammals, all reptiles breathe using lungs. However, not all are warm-blooded.

Did you know:

The earliest proto-reptiles are thought to have originated 312 million years ago!

Iguana’s can’t digest salt properly so sneeze it out!

Royal pythons got their name because African royals used to wear them as bracelets! Originally they were called ball pythons.

Basilisk lizards are nicknamed ‘Jesus Christ lizard’ because they can run on water they can cover 5ft in 3 seconds!

Boa constrictors are one of the largest snakes they can grow up to 14ft.

Bearded dragons get their name because they can drop their skin down to look like a beard and turn it black when threatened to make themselves look bigger.