The temperature in South Florida is expected to drop further on Saturday-in fact so low that the National Weather Service warnedFrom the tree. Iguanas are cold-blooded and cannot cope with cold weather. When the temperature drops below 50, they become dull and seem to have died.
The National Weather Service in Miami said on Twitter on Friday: “Whether planned or not, some of our iguana friends may be sleeping tomorrow morning.” Followed by “If the lows fall to the 30s and 40s, if you see Don’t be surprised if they fall from the tree.”
According to CBS, Christmas Eve will be the coldest night of the season in South Florida, with temperatures between 40 and 30 degrees Celsius.
The director of communications at the Miami Zoo, Ron Magill, told CBS Miami that the danger of iguanas depends on the size of the iguana. He said that the bigger the iguana, the longer it can endure.
He said that many iguanas in South Florida have adapted to dig deep holes, so they can withstand the cold. Iguanas also tend to live near large waters that are higher than the water temperature, so it can help them survive the short-term cold.
According to National Geographic magazine, the average size of an adult iguana is 6.6 feet and weighs 1