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Galapagos Land Iguana

About Galapagos Land Iguana

As its name indicates, the Galapagos Land Iguana, like the Marine Iguana, also lives on the Galapogos Islands. However, unlike the Marine Iguana, the large Galapagos Land Iguana does not go into the water and spends all its time on dry land. It feeds on the leaves and fruit of the prickly pear cactus. They are able to do this because they first break off the cactus spines with their jaws before swallowing.

They live in the lowland areas of the islands. When the females are ready to lay their eggs, they travel up the mountainsides to find moist ground that is needed for their nests.