Green Basilisk Lizards are excellent swimmers and can remain underwater for up to 30 minutes. They are also stellar climbers and have strong teeth that are fused to the inner sides of their jaws.
Size—Green Basilisk Lizards only grow about two feet long, including their tails, and weigh only around seven ounces.
Best Animal to Adapt With
The Basilisk is not the strongest or most intelligent animal in the rain forest. However, adapting with the Orangutan and Pink Dolphin will more than make up for these deficiencies and perfectly compliment his blazing speed and stamina.
The Basilisk have many predators, including large birds, snakes, fish and other reptiles, as well as nocturnal animals such as opossums and raptors who attack them during their sleep. Their biggest predator is the quetzal.
Increasing Their Survival Rate
Green Basilisk Lizards are not an endangered species, but they are considered at risk due to pollution and habitat destruction. Another threat is their increasing popularity as pets—few survive captivity due to their nervous nature. Click here to learn about their conservation.
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In European legend, the Basilisk was reputed to be king of serpents, and had the power to cause death by a single glance. It was also believed to leave a trail of deadly venom in its wake.