The Golden Tegu (Tupinambis teguixin) is known as an opportunistic feeder. Meaning that it likes to feed upon both plants and meat.
The Golden Tegu is the largest terrestrial lizard of the Amazon (100 cm in length). Their habitat range from Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and the Guyana's (Guyana, Suriname and French-Guyana). They feel right at home at all different places; from villages to open forest trails.
They are active during the day. Their diet is very diverse: insects, larvae, frogs, lizards, eggs, rice, fruit, left over vegetables, small birds and mammals.
Near the lodge there are some tegu's wandering around on a daily basis. When there is some left overs at the ocelot feeder, these tegu's are always ready to clean the buffet. No food ever goes to waste!
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