MacGyver the Lizard

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MacGyver the Lizard (hatched July 4, 2012),[1] is an Argentine Red Tegu and Internet celebrity known for his intelligence, friendly personality,[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] and large jowls.[7] He became an Internet sensation in 2012 when a montage video of him appeared on YouTube and received hundreds of thousands of views in the time span of a few weeks.[1] MacGyver has been described as "a good ambassador of the giant lizard world" for demonstrating that reptiles can be affectionate and have feelings too.[2]

Background

Since the age of three months, MacGyver has starred in numerous videos in which he appears to come when his owners call his name.[9][10] He is also regularly seen eating his favorite foods: salmon, eggs, cherries, and grapes.[9][2]

Fandom

MacGyver's videos have received tens of millions of combined video views across YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. As a result, he has amassed a social media following in the hundreds of thousands since first appearing on YouTube in 2012,[2][6] and inspired a fan art hashtag on Instagram that contains pencil sketches, watercolor paintings, photoshops, and various other fan-created works depicting the large red lizard.[6] In July 2016, a fan meetup with MacGyver was held at the San Diego Reptile Supershow.[9]

International media coverage

MacGyver has received international coverage from a variety of publications such as Vice Media,[3] BuzzFeed,[6] Rare,[7] The Daily Telegraph,[5] Daily Mail,[4] and as far away as Taiwan’s China Times[11] and Indonesia's Okezone.[12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named Petcha
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Cotroneo, Christian (April 19, 2016). "Giant Lizard's Favorite Thing To Do Is Cuddle With His Mom". TheDodo.com. https://www.thedodo.com/macgyver-giant-red-tegu-1740309582.html. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Bess, Gabby (Jun 10, 2016). "What It's Like to Live with a Famous Giant Lizard". Vice Media. https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/what-its-like-to-live-with-a-famous-giant-lizard. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Boyle, Darren (21 April 2016). "MacGyver the smart red tegu lizard has 33,000 YouTube followers". Daily Mail (London). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3550184/He-pretty-smart-s-not-genius-s-not-quite-TV-series-MacGyver-level-Meet-MacGyver-red-tegu-lizard-clever-antics-earned-33-000-followers-YouTube.html. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Horton, Helena (1 Jun 2016). "This woman and her giant pet lizard are best friends - and an internet sensation". The Daily Telegraph (London). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/06/01/this-woman-and-her-giant-pet-lizard-are-best-friends---and-an-in/. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Krishna, Rachael (1 Jun 2016). "This Giant Famous Argentinian Lizard Is Relatable AF". BuzzFeed (London). https://www.buzzfeed.com/krishrach/this-couple-and-their-giant-lizard-are-the-dysfunctional-fam. Retrieved August 3, 2016. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Grose, Lauren (Jun 10, 2016). "You've never seen a pet like this before — it's a lizard, but it acts like a dog". Rare. http://rare.us/story/youve-never-seen-a-pet-like-this-before-its-a-lizard-but-it-acts-like-a-dog/. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  8. Brennan, Sophie (Jun 1, 2016). "THIS WOMAN IS BFF'S WITH HER GIGANTIC PET LIZARD". FuzzFix.com. http://www.fuzzfix.com/this-woman-is-bffs-with-her-gigantic-pet-lizard/. Retrieved August 4, 2016. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 http://www.macgyverthelizard.com/about
  10. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVRiTop6e_7GAKmN2dcJdXc2aonFZSHrS
  11. 蕭, 義正 (April 21, 2016). "龐大又兇猛的巨蜥 竟被她養的像乖寶寶一樣!". ChinaTimes.com. http://tube.chinatimes.com/20160421004341-261411. Retrieved August 10, 2016. 
  12. Dharma, Silviana (June 2, 2016). "Wanita Karier Bersahabat dengan Kadal Raksasa". Okezone.com. http://news.okezone.com/read/2016/06/01/18/1403899/wanita-karier-bersahabat-dengan-kadal-raksasa. Retrieved August 6, 2016. 

External links

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  • Official website

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