Unique Galapagos Islands Animals You Must See

Composed of 58 volcanic islands, the Galapagos archipelago in Ecuador is known for its biodiversity, extreme exuberance and unique Galapagos Islands animals.

The Galapagos Islands are at the encounter of several oceanic currents resulting in an abundance of nutrient availability which offers a range of habitats and wildlife.


Marine Iguanas are the only lizards in the world that live both on land and at sea.

Marine Iguana

Land Iguanas share a symbiotic relationship with the Galapagos birds, who find a source of food in the parasites that live on the Iguanas’ skin.

Land Iguana

Giant Tortoise

One of the most iconic Galapagos Islands Animals and essential for the balance of the ecosystem and ecological restoration are the Giant Tortoises.

Many species in the Galapagos Islands suffer from lack of food, but this has not happened to the Galapagos Short Eared Owl.

Galapagos Short Eared Owl

Galapagos Mockingbird

Galapagos Mockingbirds are found in Genovesa Island and the most fascinating natural exhibitions are the confrontations among mockingbirds from different breeding groups.

These quick and agile crabs are among the most colorful inhabitants of the Galapagos Islands.

Sally Lightfoot Crab

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