Galapagos: New Group of Critically Endangered Pink Iguanas

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The pink Iguana is one the most rare animals on Earth. It only exists on Isabela Island in the Galapagos. Scientists in the Galapagos have now discovered a new group of pink iguanas. They were first seen in 1980s.

Washington Tapia, director of Galapagos Conservancy told Reuters that “researchers are happy to report that they’ve located more hatchlings and young Pink Iguanas.

“Incidentally, the iguanas are born green, and acquire their unusual hue as they mature.

The discovery is good news for this critically endangered species,”Tapia was added.

Even on their island, pink iguanas can be difficult to spot.

They can grow up to a foot and a half in length, but they only live on the Wolf Volcano slopes.

The Galapagos Conservancy has teams that monitor the population in the hope of preserving this rare species.

 

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