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Snap, Crackle & Pop

Species: Chinese Water Dragon (Physignathus cocincinus)

Snap, Crackle & Pop

Chinese Water Dragon
Chinese Water Dragon

Native  to  forests  of  India,  northern  and  southern  China,  and  eastern and  south-eastern  Asia,  water  dragons  are  most  commonly  found along banks of freshwater lakes and streams. Active during the day, they are semi-aquatic although tend to be arboreal (tree dwelling).If threatened, it will drop from the trees into water and swim to safety or stay submerged for up to 25mins.  Males can grow up to 90cm (3ft) in length, the female is slightly smaller reaching just 60cm (2ft).  Although they can feed on vegetation, they primarily eat insects.