Wildlife of Galapagos

  • February 23, 2017

    The most diverse animal across the Archipelago »

    What is the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions the Galapagos Islands? Marine iguanas, giant tortoises or even the blue-footed booby? You probably weren’t thinking of the snails? Most people wouldn’t as these little creatures are some of the least known terrestrial species in the Galapagos Islands. However the land snail population read more

    Picture of Galapagos Snail by Christine Parent ©
  • May 23, 2016

    The Galapagos food chain: What’s on the menu? »

      Humans have a huge variety of choice when it comes to choosing what food we want to eat. Supermarkets are full of varied food and products from different countries from all over the world. However, in the animal world, the daily diet is often a little bit more limited! Their diet must be based read more

  • May 6, 2016

    Underwater travellers: the Marine Shark Sanctuary »

    It would be a great idea to knock our heads together with their curiously-shaped heads to open our eyes to the vulnerability of scalloped hammerhead sharks and other marine beings that inhabit the ocean around Galapagos.   The population of scalloped hammerhead sharks has suffered significantly, leading to a huge decrease in numbers, mostly due to human impacts. read more

  • December 21, 2015

    The Blood Drinking Vampire Finch »

    The Galapagos Islands are home to some famously unusual animals, but did you know that one of these famous animals is a real-life vampire? The deadly Galapagos vampire finch! The terror of the Galapagos OK, maybe the vampire finch isn’t all that deadly. The vampire finch (Geospiza difficilis septentrionalis) may have evolved a taste for read more

  • February 19, 2015

    El concurso de calendarios de Descubriendo Galápagos »

    El nuevo concurso de calendarios presenta muchas de las especies únicas que se pueden encontrar en Galápagos. A continuación, se explica resumidamente porqué estas especies son tan importantes. Las islas Galápagos acogen a numerosas especies únicas que son endémicas de las islas. Debido a la variedad de hábitats que presenta con entornos tanto terrestres como read more

    Galapagos Banners: Calendar Competition