Melbourne Zoo Iguanas Go to Great Lengths for Floral Feast

A pair of Fijian crested iguanas at Melbourne Zoo have been learning how to walk across a rope dotted with tasty hibiscus flowers as an enrichment and exercise activity, the zoo said on March 23.

The zoo said keepers designed the rope to allow the critically endangered iguanas to move in and out of their exhibit, located in the interactive Growing Wild classroom.

“We are trying to promote a choice-and-control situation where we are offering an alternative for the iguanas to come out and participate,” Melbourne Zoo ectotherms keeper Raelene Hobbs said.

Melbourne Zoo shared this footage of the iguanas venturing out onto the rope to munch on hibiscus flowers. Credit: Melbourne Zoo via Storyful