Kingdom : Animalia
                    Class : Reptilia
                 Family : Agamidae
  Scientific Name : Physignathus

                      Size : 60 - 100cm (24 - 40in)
                 Weight : 0.5 - 1kg (1.1 - 2.2lbs)
           Top Speed : 48km/h (30mph)
            Life Span : 10 - 20 years

                Colour : Black, Brown, Tan, 
                                  Yellow, Green
           Skin Type : Scales
Special Features : Long tail and flattened 
                                 shaped feet
  1. Water Dragons a type of lizards found in the jungles of Asia and Australia.
  2. Water Dragons are arboreal and live on trees close to the water.
  3. The Australian Water Dragon have strong legs and claws to climb trees.
  4. The Asian Water Dragon is larger, colourful and also has a third eye.
  5. Differences in light are detected by the third eye of the Asian Water Dragon.
  6. Water Dragons are omnivorous and eat insects, rodents, fishes, frogs and plants.
  7. Water Dragons are expert hunters who catch their prey with their long tongues.
  8. Water Dragons are expert swimmers and often leap into the water from the trees.
  9. They are threatened by snakes, large birds of prey and other carnivorous mammals.
  10. Water Dragons are solitary animals and usually live alone except during mating.
  11. Water Dragons can live for about 10 – 20 years on an average.
  12. Water Dragons withdraw to hibernate during winter and emerge to breed in spring.
  13. The average clutch size is 12 – 18 and incubation period is a few months.
  14. Eggs are laid in burrows dug by female Water Dragons, who then buries them.
  15. Young Water Dragons develop and become independent enough to venture out after some months.
  16. Water Dragons are also kept as pets by some people in vivariums.

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