“Lizards are scaley reptiles of an ancient bloodline. The oldest lizards antedate the earliest dinosaurs by a full thirty million years." - Robert T. Bakker

Things to know about reptiles
  • Chameleons doesn't change color to make hiding easier. They change color to communicate their mood. Pale color when they feel calm, dark color when they are threatening and bright colors to attract mates.

  • Unlike humans, snakes and lizards do not smell through their noses but through their tongues.

  • Researchers have observed crocodiles using twigs and sticks as bait for hunting.


Do not insult a crocodile while your foot is still in the water. - African proverb

The turtle is the wisest because it carries its home. - Malian proverb

To go upstream is to fall prey to the caiman; to go down again is to fall prey to the crocodile. - Malagasy proverb