Lizards hibernate during the cold periods of the year, making their homes in tree trunks, rocks and wherever they can find shelter. Lizards are cold-blooded ecnotherms with no internal heating capabilities, so they must ... More »

Lizards are distributed throughout the world, and as the San Diego Zoo notes, most of them live on the ground. Other common lizard dwelling places are underground burrows (especially in deserts), under rocks, marshy bogs... More »

The lizard has different meanings in different cultures, but in Roman mythology, it was thought to represent death and resurrection, since it hibernated throughout the winter and reawakened in spring. For Greek and Egypt... More »

Some lizards do hibernate, depending upon the species, the climate of their natural habitat and the weather. Hibernation in lizards is an adaptation that allows them to survive low temperatures despite being ectothermic,... More »

Lizards reproduce in different ways. While most lizards reproduce by laying eggs after a female is inseminated by a male, other types of lizards reproduce asexually, meaning they do not need a mate in order to produce of... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Lizards

Lizards survive in the desert because they have many adaptations as reptiles that help them to avoid the extreme heat during the day, the extreme cold during the night and keep moist despite the dry weather. The first of... More »

Lizards, like many vertebrates, have lungs and a respiratory system that enables them to breathe. They are different from mammals and birds in that they don't have a diaphragm muscle and instead breathe by flexing their ... More »