Egyptian Mastigure (Uromastyx aegyptia)

Origin: Egypt/Middle East
Sighted at: Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary, Austin, TX

Austin Zoo recently added a bunch of new critters to its reptile house, including a fair number of “Uromastyx” spiky-lizards. Austin Zoo usually receives its animals from owners who can no longer provide for their pets, or from animals in need of rescue from their circumstances.