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Boulder Is Pretty Liberal, But You Still Can't Bring An Iguana To The Courthouse

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 06.20.2016 | Weird News

Police saw right through this one. The Boulder County Sheriff's Office in Colorado tweeted a photo on Friday showing the X-ray image of a man's pet ig...

A Coalition Of Hope For Saving Imperiled Iguanas

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Although iguanas are vital to many ecosystems, they face serious threats. Deforestation and other human-caused disturbances such as predation and competition from non-native species, hunting, smuggling for the illicit wildlife trade, and unregulated tourism, have brought many species near extinction.

This Rare Marine Iguana Fires Snot Rockets When It Sneezes

Aaron Pomerantz | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Aaron Pomerantz

On a recent trip to the Galápagos, I could hardly contain my joy at seeing some of the animals that, until then, I had only seen on TV. The marine iguanas were one of my favorites, blending in with the lava rocks, not giving a care in the world about the human activity around them. But I noticed them doing something interesting.

Trust Us, You Don't Want A Piece Of This Iguana

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.03.2016 | Weird News

The opponent is just a toy, but this iguana isn't playing. You scary, iguana. H/T Digg...

Cats as Invasive Species? The Less-Known Facts About Their Wildlife Impact

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Across the U.S., there are an estimated 50,000 species that are non-native to their environments, 4,300 of which are considered "invasive" by the U.S....

Iguanas, Those Prehistoric-Looking Mini-Dinosaurs: Animal Planet on the Looney Front, Part 6

Mike Arkus | Posted 01.11.2016 | Travel
Mike Arkus

No need to biologically engineer Jurassic Park. Just put on magnifying glasses and go down to Iguana-dom, that realm where every scale, spine, spike, crest, dewlap and wart screams dinosaur.

Snorkeling With Seals in the Galapagos

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.30.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Most of us put on our swimsuits as soon as we're unpacked, and rummage through a box of masks and flippers. "You will be snorkeling with sea lions," warns Gabriel Ribadeneira, our naturalist and guide.

Brian Monnin & the Galapagos Kids

Richard Bangs | Posted 09.30.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Photo courtesy of MTSobek Some years ago I put together a book, Paths Less Traveled, for which I dispatched well-known authors to adventure destinati...

Starter Island: Rise of the Iguanas.Depth of the Conch.

Ashleigh Rolle | Posted 09.10.2015 | Travel
Ashleigh Rolle

The Explorer's challenge gave us a taste for victory, we liked it and we wanted to know what overall success would feel like. In that moment we decided that the competition had to be ours to dominate. With a company name already set in place we met at the stern of the boat to talk strategy.

Ancient Lizard Species May Be A 'Missing Link'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 08.27.2015 | Science

Paleontologists have discovered the fossilized remains of an extinct lizard species in Brazil that date back about 80 million years -- and the newly i...

Giant Toilet Clog In Florida Turns Out To Be Alive Iguana

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 06.09.2015 | Weird News

Talk about a crappy way to go. An iguana in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, died Sunday after it was pulled from a toilet, reported ABC affiliate WPLG Lo...

Bonaire, less frequented, has its own charms: Holland's Caribbean ABC on the Looney Front - Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.03.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Better get to the airport at least two hours early, they say in Willemstad, because they don't exactly move very fast here in Curaçao. So I arrive at...

WATCH: Cute Wild Animals Run Amok On HuffPost Live

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.30.2014 | Green

From baby bears to jaguars to birds, the HuffPost Live studio has welcomed a menagerie of wild animals. Check out the video above to see critters of a...

There Are Guides, Then There's the Galápagos: Going Rogue on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 05.18.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Dante had the Roman poet Virgil to guide him through the nine circles of Hell in the Inferno part of his Divine Comedy, and the Florentine beauty Beat...

Back From the Brink to Back to the Brink: Species Conservation in a Complicated World

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2013 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

When you think of bringing endangered species back from the brink of extinction, you might picture the California condor or the bald eagle. You probably don't think of the Jamaican iguana.

Godzilla vs. T. Rex: An Epic Showdown

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green

Let the suspense consume you as you wonder who will win this battle. Will the great and mighty Godzilla (aka someone's pet iguana) outwit the stro...

Declining Iguana Population Signals Trouble in Paradise

Charles Knapp, Ph.D. | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green
Charles Knapp, Ph.D.

Tropical islands brim with wildlife: brightly feathered and boisterous birds, towering palm trees and, of course, scaly lizards. Unfortunately, contrary to popular belief, many lizards are disappearing before our eyes.

The Wild Beauty Of Costa Rica

Charlotte Temple | Posted 03.22.2013 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

Costa Rica is about the size of West Virginia, yet it has some of the most varied landscapes and wildlife on earth.

Reptile on Main Street

Chris Johnson | Posted 12.24.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Seeking a way to bridge a highly technical product -- OK Labs provides "open source defense-grade, virtualization software" for the mobile and automotive information systems -- with an accessible brand, they landed on the iguana.

Jaguar Stalking In The Panama Jungle

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.16.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The jaguar, which must be a dominant male, is padding steadily towards us around a bend on the path.

Hero Pets 4 Hero Vets

Bus 52 | Posted 09.09.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

Hero Pets 4 Hero Vets was inspired by the effect a small rescue dog named Piper had on Michael's foster father, Daniel Chapman, who is a disabled Vietnam veteran with Agent Orange poisoning.

Boy Eats Breakfast With Giant Iguana

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 01.13.2012 | Green

Kix Cereal: kid-tested, iguana approved. This iguana seems to like Kix cereal almost enough to land a spot in their next TV ad. But don't worr...

Customs And Border Protection Confiscates Iguana Meat Near San Diego

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

The US Customs and Border Protection released a statement today announcing that its officers confiscated 159 pounds of smuggled iguana meat at the bo...

Entering Sloth Country: The Best of Ecotourism in Costa Rica (PHOTOS)

Clare Richardson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Clare Richardson

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Keeping the "Fun" in Dysfunction: An Interview With the Creator of FoxTrot

Dan Lybarger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Lybarger

2010-12-08-cartoonfoxtrot.jpg FoxTrot's creator, Bill Amend, has consistently demonstrated that geekery is something to be celebrated, not ridiculed. How has he made the Fox clan squirm for over two decades?