IGUANA «Iguana, Iguana» Scientific name: Iguana, Iguana. Common name: Green Iguana. Family: Iguanidae. The green Iguana can be found throughout the tropical and subtropical America and lives in diverse forested habitats. It can weight more than 5 kilograms and its body and tale can measure up to 2 meters in length; it also has a dorsal crest of almost 10 centimeters in height. The second specie known as the naked neck iguana (Delicatissima), is a little bit smaller in both size and crest and inhabits the humid and dry jungles of Southern Antilles. The iguana is very classic specie of Guayaquil that has become an icon since there is a large population inhabiting the natural settings of the city, becoming visible in several areas. One of them is the Seminario Park, located opposite to the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Pedro Apostol, in which the iguanas can be observed resting on trees and gardens in harmonious coexistence with the visitors. According to biologists, the iguanas settled at the beginnings of the city, during the times of the colony, since Guayaquil is surrounded by water, mangroves, and willow trees, whose fruit is their favorite food. Their presence at the parks is because these are located close to the river and people do not chase them since they are not edible specie in our diet. The friendly state of the green iguana also known as “the iguana of Guayaquil” is because when the animal feels hot, it climbs down of the tree in search of a clear area to lay static for about an hour; since the iguana is a cold blood animal, it needs the sun to renew the energy lost when looking for food. During that time of immobility it takes an upright position, with its head up showing the crease under its throat.