GATINEAU, QC, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Parks Canada biologists are on a quest to confirm the attributes of the habitat of a Canadian version iguana, otherwise known as the Greater Short-horned Lizard found in southeast Alberta and southwest Saskatchewan.
The results of the study will be used to ensure this 'species at risk' survival in our Canadian climate. We would like to offer you the opportunity to develop an intriguing story about this mysterious, yet charismatic creature possessing incredible adaptation abilities that will fascinate your readers.
The Grasslands are teeming with life, but to find this rare exotic animal, biologists can sometimes walk nine hours to find six of them. Part of its survival is due to its well-camouflaged armor, and an arsenal of blood skirting jets shooting from the corner of its eyes up to 1,5 m. We have eye-catching images of the species and of the team on site that can be used for your story.
Shelley Pruss, Ph.D, Species Conservation Specialist, in the Prairies is available to speak with you about this 'good news' story.
SOURCE: Government of Canada
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To book an interview, please contact Francine Huot at: 819-953-8371 or at: [email protected].
Photos available upon request.