Argentine Black and White Tegu

Meet Domino, our Argentine Black and White Tegu.

The giant black and white tegus of South America are among the most intelligent and highly adapted of all living lizards. They typically inhabit forest-edge savannahs and adjacent rain forests of Argentina and parts of Brazil and Uruguay. They are largely terrestrial, and spend copious amounts of time in deep burrows which afford protection from dehydration and extreme temperatures.

The Argentine Black & White Tegu has beaded skin and two lines of yellow dots running down its back from its neck to the beginning of its tail. It has powerful limbs and tail, a stocky frame with an angular box head and can be identified by the black markings covering its body which stand out against its pale yellow or white skin.