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for ages


Argentine black and white tegus are a larger lizard found in the tropical rainforests, savannas, and semi-desert regions of Eastern and Central South America. This species is the largest of the “tegu lizards” reaching lengths up to 4 feet long.


They are omnivores and prey primarily on smaller mammals, invertebrates, eggs, and other reptiles. They will also eat vegetation, fruits, and seeds. They have a very long and powerful tail that they can use to defend themselves.

 Are TEGU suitable for your encounter? 


Usually happy to be stroked and admired


Suitable for ages 7+


Suitable for all group sizes agreed beforehand by us


Suitable for indoor and outdoor events (in the warmer months)

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 our TEGU 


Timothy arrived in 2022 in March 2023 when his owner wanted a new home for him. Timothy loves attention almost as much as he loves his food. He is a very large lizard at 3ft so not for the faint hearted.

Timothy loves to play football and is often found chasing a ball around the sanctuary.

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We offer adoption + sponsor packs for our Tegu along with all of our rescue animals giving you an amazing way of supporting their life here at HQ.
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