The Bearded Dragon gets its name from the underside of the lizard’s throat, which can turn black if the animal is stressed or threatened. Sage was neglected by his first human owners which is why he is undersized. His rescuers had to move and were unable to take Sage with them, so he now resides in Animal Hall.

General Facts

  • Lifespan: 5-8 in wild, 10-15 in captivity
  • Underside of their throat and puff up and turn black when they are stressed or for mating rituals
  • Spiny scales are used to scare predators
  • From Australia
  • Goes through brumation
  • 3rd eye called the parietal eye that can sense light