The bearded dragon is thorny and scaly in appearance. It gets its name “bearded” dragon from the spikes around its head that are similar to a beard. When frightened or displaying, they will gape and expand the scales on the throat pouch to show off a dark beard. To communicate they will bob their heads, bow, and even wave their hands. Unlike most lizards, bearded dragons cannot regrow body parts such as their tail or legs.
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Location: This animal is not on exhibit. It is part of our educational collection and may only be seen in programs inside or outside of the zoo.
Arrived at EPZ: 01/14/2009