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Leapin’ Lizardology: Fun Lizard Facts

Here are some fun facts about lizards!

• There are about 3,000 species of lizards.

• Though most lizards have four legs, some have only two and some are even legless.

• Lizards' lengths range from a few inches to more than 10 feet .

• Only two species of lizard are venomous: the Gila Monster and the Beaded Lizard.

• Most lizards can change color, making them more difficult to be seen by their enemies.

• Basilisks can run on their hind legs when threatened. They run fast enough to run across the surface of water.

• Some lizards have tongues that are longer than their entire bodies..

• The Komodo Dragon is the largest lizard in the world.