Galapagos animals

Galapagos Islands fauna

What Galapagos animals should you know? Why are the Galapagos Islands so famous? What is it that makes this archipelago so special? These are very common questions for those who have not had the luck to know them. One of the many reasons that the Colón archipelago has been recognized worldwide is due to the great diversity of animal species that they harbor. Their diversity and the way in which they have managed to adapt to their environment are characteristics that have made scientists and tourists from all over the world travel hundreds of kilometers to observe them.

The closeness with which these animal species can be seen (2 meters away) makes the visiting experience unique for tourists, since unlike zoos where they have animals locked up, the Galapagos presents itself as one fully natural and spontaneous. The same that can sometimes be very unpredictable when it comes to knowing it.

Marine iguanas

Iguana acostada
Autor: Maytenus Galapagos

Iguanas are one of the Galapagos animals you should know. It is an endemic species of scaly reptile belonging to the Iguanidae family, unique in its genus. Their diet depends almost exclusively on seaweed.

If you want to know more about this Galapagos animal, visit: Galapagos Marine Iguanas.

Galapagos tortoises (giant tortoises)

Tortugas gigantes copulando
Autor: Maytenus Galapagos

The Galapagos giant tortoise belongs to a complex of species called “Chelonoidis nigra Complex”, which houses a total of 10 species of land tortoises of the genus Chelonoidis.

If you want to know more about the Galapagos Giant Tortoises, visit: Galapagos giant tortoise.

Galapagos penguins

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This incredible being does not weigh more than 5 pounds and can be up to 49 cm long, making it one of the smallest penguin species you can find.

If you want to know more about the Galapagos penguins, visit: Galapagos penguin.

Darwin's finches

Animales de Galápagos que deberías conocer por cultura general
Autor: Maytenus Galapagos

Darwin's finches are a group of species of different birds that are related to each other by the investigative findings that Charles Darwin obtained during his journey on the Beagle.

If you want to know more about this Galapagos animal, visit: Darwin's finches.

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