A Galapagos Land Iguana is a type of lizard that is found on the Galapagos Islands. These lizards can weigh up to 18 pounds and can grow up to 4 feet in length. They are a dark green or black colour with a lighter stripe down their back.
Iguana's have been around for over 60 million years and can be found in many different parts of the world. The Galapagos Land Iguana, however, is unique to the Galapagos Islands and is an endangered species.
Land Iguanas are herbivores and eat mostly cactus, leaves, flowers, and fruits. They have specially adapted teeth that allow them to crush cactus pads.
Iguana's are very important to the ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands. They help to spread the seeds of plants, they eat the insects that can damage plants, and they help to keep the landscape open.
Land Iguanas can be seen sunning themselves on the rocks or in the trees throughout the Galapagos Islands. They are a beautiful sight and an important part of the natural history of these islands.