Rhinoceros iguana at Australia Zoo dubbed world’s oldest

UPI – A 40-year-old rhinoceros iguana at the Australia Zoo has been named the oldest member of its species in the world – nearly doubling the previous Guinness World Record.

The iguana, named Rhino, was born February 23, 1980, at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney and later came to live at the Australia Zoo, where he has been since 1993. The previous oldest-known rhinoceros iguana was a wild-born specimen that lived to 22 years, 11 months at the Life Fellowship Bird Sanctuary in Seffner, Florida.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin