Galapagos Islands BY Angeline Tuyisabe

Maps and pictures of Parks

The map of Galapagos
The Galapagos National Park was established in 1959 and is Ecuador's oldest park.

Galapagos Famous animals in the national park.

Marine Iguana: Only found on the Galapagos island, unique among modern lizard , to forage on the sea making it a Marine reptile.

2. Land Iguana: Grow to 5 feet and 25 lbs (13 kg ), lives up to 60 years , Birds land on the iguanas and eat the parasites off their back, Eats prickly pear cactus as its primary food, can eat cactus spins or even remove them by scraping with its claws.

3. Giant Tortoise : The Galapagos tortoise complex and are the largest living species of tortoise. The tortoises are native to seven of the Galapagos islands,

Habitat : Dense vegetation , wet highlands

4. The Finches : The woodpecker finch, camarhynchus pallidua or cactospiza pallida, an insect-eater, holds twigs and cactus spins in its beak to fish out larvae in trees cavities.

The History of the Galapagos island

> 13 volcanic eruption among the islands over the last 100 years. The most recent Eruption in may of 2015 raised concerns about the endemic species of pink iguanas that are found on Isabela island.

The Galapagos islands is an island group (archipelago) and is made of 20 island , 42 islets , and over 250 rocks.

Equality between day and night

Another cool feature of the Galapagos island is that the days and nights are equal in length , so you'll have plenty of chances to see the diurnal and nocturnal animals.It's tropical location there is no need for daylight saving ,All year round there will be about 12 hours of daylight.

800 species of mollusks and myriads of fish species

Sea life lovers will appreciate the rich variety of mollusks , including snails , octopus, cuttlefish , oysters and squid.

Food In the Galapagos Island

The cuisine in the Galapagos Islands resemble that of many central and south America coastal nations, particularly Ecuador. The dishes are simple , light and fresh , combining the elements of Ecuadorian highlands dishes with Meat , potatoes and grains , along with coastal ingredients like yucca , fish and seafood.


Created with images by p.j.k. - "Bartolomé Island, Galápagos"

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