Galapagos Islands Land Iguana

In Images by Matt Shetzer

Galapagos Islands Land Iguana

A close up photo of a Galápagos land iguana, showing off its colorful scales and long, powerful claws. Land iguanas can live for up to 50 years, and this one definitely looks like it has some stories to tell.

The Galápagos land iguana’s population dropped alarmingly on some islands due to introduced predators like dogs. However, the tireless efforts of the Charles Darwin Research Station led to thousands of captive-bred land iguanas being introduced to the wild in 2019.

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Galapagos Islands Land Iguana was last modified: June 1st, 2020 by Matt Shetzer