Lizard warming itself

Title Info
Common name Lizard
Source Dan L. Perlman
Lessons Temperature Relations
Date August 06, 2003
Location Lobo,Serengeti National Park,Tanzania,Africa
Lizard warming itself, Serengeti NP
See if students can figure out what time of day it is; why would a lizard appear to be basking on a rock?in the shade?

Lizard warming itself, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Lizards, snakes, and turtles often bask in the sun to warm up. In this case the lizard is warming itself on a rock that warmed in the sun earlier in the day (but that is now in shade).