Animals

Bearded Dragon

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Bearded Dragon

Pogona vitticeps

This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is an Animal Ambassador and is used in public and school programs.

History

He was captive-bred by a private owner. He was transferred to CuriOdyssey in July of 2008.

Fun Facts

The name “Bearded Dragon” comes from the defensive display during which the spiny pouch around the mouth puffs out and looks like a dark beard.

Birth Date

July 4, 2008

Diet in the Wild

Vegetation (including fruit and flowers), small vertebrates, and invertebrates.

Diet at the Museum

Crickets, fruits, vegetables and leafy greens.

Life Span

In the Wild: 7 to 10 years.
In Captivity: 10 to 15 years is average, but up to 20 years old has been reported.

Habitat

Rocky semi-arid desert to arid woodlands.

Range

South Eastern and Central Australia.

Conservation Status:

No special status; however, since the 1960s Australia has strictly prohibited exports of any native wildlife. All Bearded Dragons are captive-raised in the U.S. and all come from a European stock.