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A pair of rhinoceros or horned iguanas from the reptilarium of Rancho Texas theme park in Puerto del Carmen are being reproduced for the first time in a totally natural way outside of Hispaniola, the Caribbean island that share the Dominican Republic and Haiti, place of origin of this species (Cyclura cornuta). These reptiles are at high risk of extinction so this has been noted as a very important breakthrough. Its rare for reproduction outside the Caribbean to be achieved,

Of three nestlings of eggs twelve pups have been born. Its even more of an acheivement because the iguanas have not been incubated artificially. Its thought that the design and construction of the reptilarium which was inaugurated in June of 2014 had a big part to play.Reptile experts defined the environmental conditions that each species of reptile should have including adequate temperature, lighting and humidity parameters,