WILDLIFE IN GALAPAGOS
We pride ourselves in the wildlife and unique characteristics that you can only find in the Galapagos. Our flightless birds, swimming iguanas and dancing boobies make us one of the first stops for all types of travelers who want to experience rare nature up close. Land iguanas share a symbiotic relationship with the islands’ birds, who find a food source in the parasites that live on the iguanas’ skins. The blue feet of the Blue Footed Booby can be used to cover its chicks and keep them warm. The Marine Iguana can live on both land and in the sea, diving to depths of up to 30 feet . Darwin’s Finches refers to 15 different species of small birds, each displaying a similar body type and similar coloring, but with markedly different bea. The Galapagos Tortoise outlives just about every other vertebrate on Earth, with an average age well over 100 years. Frigatebirds have tiny bodies with enormous wingspans, and because they lack the ability to take off from water, they simply soar for days and even weeks on end. There are fewer than 2,000 Flightless Cormorants, making them one of the world’s rarest birds. Waved Albatrosses mate for life. They leave Galapagos in December and return in April to the same spot and find their partner. Hawksbills get their name from their tapered heads, which end in a sharp point resembling a bird’s beak. The Red Footed Booby is the smallest of the three boobies found in Galapagos and make their nest in the trees, not on the groundks.