World Lizard Day Date

World Lizard Day is observed on August 14 consistently. World Lizard Day is tied in with commending the Lizard everywhere throughout the day.

World Lizard Day 2021

There are about 5600 types of Lizards alive today, and a large number of them are threatened species, with natural misfortune and predation by non-local species like canines and felines being the essential dangers. World Lizard Day gives the ideal opportunity to a friendly festival for the interest of this reptile, and an occasion to spread awareness and knowledge among the general public.

Have a look at the thorned toad lizard:

Horned Lizard

History of World Lizard Day

The maker or originator of Lizard Day is as yet undisclosed. Lizards are wanton reptiles that live over the world in a few regions, from the never-ending residential areas to the Amazonian rain forest. Various types of reptiles feed in different ways. There are insectivorous and omnivorous species of reptiles. Some of them are unique and hard to study, which leads to a scarcity of logical investigation on their science and propensities. It is general information that lizards will drop their tails if they encounter any danger and escape safely. Their tails gradually develop back, yet not as easy as the first tail. The captivating and more dark reality of a Lizard is that the horned lizard can jet blood from their eyes to intoxicate and stop predators and thereby protect themselves from danger.

Have a look at the Komodo dragon of Indonesia:



There are about 5600 types of Lizards that are alive today, and a large number of them have threatened species. House lizards have mostly been hated by city dwellers and they are treated as pests. As a result, they get killed by professional pest controllers. 

Here's a picture of the Gila monster:


Interesting facts about lizard 

  • There are about 6,000 species of lizards.
  • Lizards are found on every continent except Antarctica.
  • Most species of lizards absorb water from their food, which means they don’t need to be near water.
  • Lizards are cold-blooded, which means they need sunshine to survive.
  • A lizard diet consists of a diversity of foods including shrubs, insects, and eggs of small animals.
  • Lizards range in size from two inches in length to over eleven feet.
  • A lizard has a tail that regenerates, which means it grows another one if it breaks off. When sensed danger, the lizard immediately sheds of its tail.
  • Some lizards have camouflage characteristics. They change their colour to blend in with the surroundings.

To protect themselves, lizards have many different exhibit defence mechanisms. Some of them can run very quickly to escape danger. Others can make themselves look larger when confronted by an enemy. Some lizards, like the Gila monster and Mexican beaded lizards, have venom. The venom of the Komodo dragon is so strong it can even kill a human. This makes the Komodo dragon the most dangerous lizard in the world. This large lizard is found on Komodo Island in Indonesia.

Several people keep lizards as pets. Over 9 million people in the United States have a lizard as a pet. Some of the most common pets include the African fire skink, chameleon, gecko, green iguana, long-tailed lizard, Chinese water dragon, and the bearded dragon.

How to celebrate World Lizard Day

I know most of you hate lizards and most of you are cursing me for writing this article. But, we should always remember that these creatures also have some specific role to maintain the ecological balance of our planet earth. Thick-skinned lizards are being killed for their hide to make bags, belts, wallets and leather accessories. It is important to generate awareness about these creatures so that they do not get extinct. 

Zoos across the world celebrate this day with special lizard exhibitions. Science and nature centres also hold events such as live lizard presentations and educational seminars.

To participate:

  • Go to your regional zoo and check out the lizard exhibition.
  • Don't hate me for this but consider getting a lizard for a pet.
  • Read your child a book with lizards in it, such as Lizards, Frogs, and Polliwogs or The Mixed-Up Chameleon Board Book.
  • Learn about famous lizards like Godzilla, Puff the Magic Dragon, and Spider-Man’s enemy, The Lizard.

Don’t forget to upload pictures and videos of your favourite lizard on social media with #WorldLizardDay and don't forget to tag us on Twitter and Instagram. Happy Lizard Day folks! Enjoy this funfilled video of a monitor lizard chilling in a supermarket in Indonesia.


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