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July 22, 2005

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Mango, the Pet of the Day
Name: Mango
Age: Eight years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Giant Green Iguana
Home: Ontario, Canada
   Please meet my friend Mango. He is enjoying some outdoor sun in the photo. Mango was a rescue iguana at age one, meaning he was abandoned by his previous owner who did not understand how to properly take care of an Iguana. Iguanas are magnificent animals, but should not be considered as a pet unless the proper research is done firsthand to ensure a healthy long life.

    Mango is a full grown Iguana, at six feet in length from the tip of his nose to the end of his tail. He can look very intimidating to those who don't know him, but he really is a big gentle baby. Mango is a herbivore, meaning he eats vegetables and also fruits as a treat. His favorite treats are mangoes and prickly pears.

    Mango is a real character with his own unique personality. He especially loves children and attends school and club visits to help educate children about reptiles. I think he enjoys watching the children just as much as they seem to enjoy watching him!

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