The Argentine Tegu is the largest lizard species from the western world, in addition to being one of the most personable and intelligent lizard species on the planet. Octavia is no exception. As a Tegu, Octavia often gets mistaken for a distant cousin, the Monitor Lizard. These two groups are often confused due to their roles that they fill in their ecosystems on opposite ends of the planet.
All about Octavia
Octavia the Argentine black and white tegu came to us back in February of 2022. Octavia is a curious, yet calm animal who allows us to show a variety of cool adaptations, including her forked tongue and her ability to thermoregulate to an extent. Tegus are one of the few reptile species able to do this.
As our largest and most powerful animal, Octavia is only growing more at her nearly three and a half foot length. Octavia serves as a great representation of girl power, as well as showing audiences that just because an animal is big and scaly, does not mean they are scary.
Octavia would make a great sponsorship opportunity for sponsors looking for a strong female lead to represent. She would also make a great ambassador for anyone wanting to sponsor an animal that is large and in charge!