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Bearded Dragon Facts

Bearded dragons look much more fierce than they are.  The “spines” on the sides of their heads and bodies might look intimidating to predators, but they are actually soft.  When bearded dragons are excited or alarmed, they expand their throats to look much bigger.

Bearded dragons are omnivores–they eat a variety of greens and vegetables, as well as crickets, worms, and other small invertebrates.

At Reid Park Zoo

The Zoo’s bearded dragons live in an exhibit inside the Conservation Learning Center.bearded dragon april 20162

Classifications

Species Name:
Bearded dragon
Scientific Name:
Pogona vitticeps
Continent:
Australia
Our Animal's Name(s):
Melbourne (male), Opal (female), Sydney (female)
Proud Parents:
David M. & Kay B. Gray