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Galapagos land iguana

Conolophus subcristatus


Adult male displaying to a female in another cage. Around 4-6ft long, these Iguanas are endemic to the Galapagos Islands and are land dwellers. Usually eat cactus to gain water as well as any centipede or insect that gets in its way. Has a mutual relationship with birds in that they will feed on its parasites and it will not hurt them.


These were in cages in the Darwin Reaserch Center in Santa Cruz, though a large number are still wild throught the island. They are and endangered species and the Center is trying a breeding program to re-establish their population on other islands.

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Brian Muñiz
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Brian Muñiz


Spotted on Mar 12, 2009
Submitted on Jan 7, 2013

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