Galapagos Land Iguana

The Galapagos Land Iguana is another unique species to the islands. It is yellow and brown in color. Two other distinct Land Iguanas also are found.

The Galapagos Pink Land Iguana is distinct because of its pink color and is native only to Isabela Island.

The Barrington Land Iguana is almost identical to the Land Iguana except that the Barrington's coloring is a lighter shade of yellow and it has a longer, pointier snout. It is found on Santa Fe Island.

All of these Iguanas spend their days warming their cold blood in the sun. And at night they sleep in burrows to conserve their body heat. They eat plants, especially prickly pear cactus from which they derive much of the drinking water they need.


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