PacSci Perspectives

Animal Adoptions Update: Welcome Basil!

by | Mar 15, 2017

Iggy the iguana was Pacific Science Center’s first resident foster animal when Animal Care began an animal adoption program two years ago from Seattle Animal Shelter. In mid-January, Iggy found her forever home with a wonderful family. Since then, the iguana enclosure has remained vacant, waiting for the perfect replacement. Until now.

We’re excited to announce that a fantastic new creature has moved into the iguana exhibit. Meet Basil, a very young green iguana. Basil came to us as part of our partnership with the Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society, the group that provides us with adoptable box turtles. And like Iggy, as well as the box turtles that we exhibit, Basil is available for adoption.

Basil The Iguana

Be aware that at seven months old, Basil is very small, but could grow up to between five to seven feet in length with a life expectancy of up to 20 years! At this stage, Basil is too young for us to be able to determine whether this reptile is a boy or girl; secondary sex characteristics start showing themselves around a year and a half to two years of age. We would love to find a permanent home for Basil, but we’re excited to care for this gorgeous animal until then. Come visit our newest resident soon!

To learn more about the adoptable animals at Pacific Northwest Herpetological Society, including Basil, click here.

To learn more about the adoptable animals at Seattle Animal Shelter, click here.

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