Land Iguanas

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Land Iguanas

Land Iguanas

Why They're Cool: There's a spot on Santa Cruz Island called Cerro Dragon, or Dragon Hill, that's aptly named after these nifty-looking reptiles, which come in a striking array of green and gold shades and can grow more than three feet long. The iguana populations on several islands were severely threatened by introduced species such as feral dogs (who ate the iguanas) and goats (who ate the vegetation the iguanas relied on for food), but the eradication of these predators has allowed their numbers to rebound in recent years.

Where to See Them: Santa Cruz, Isabela, South Plaza, North Seymour