Found only on the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea
Dry forest, scrub, or desert
Large size scales on the head, which look like horns, thus the name. Males are larger than females and have larger “horns.”
Diet in the Zoo: greens, other veggies, and fruit
Diet in the Wild: They are herbivorous, eating a variety of leaves, fruits, flowers, and seeds.
20 years or more in captivity
They are behavioral heliotherms, meaning that they will adjust their activity pattern to utilize solar radiation to regulate body temperature.
In an attempt to attract and dominate the female, males will use head bobs and nods as part of their mating behavior. They will also use the bobs and nods to scare away predators.
Threatened, due to human encroachment upon, and destruction of, its natural habitat