Wildlife of Galapagos

  • 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
  • November 24, 2014

    Discover the unique Scalesia forests of the Galapagos »

    Scalesia is a genus of 15 species of shrubs and trees endemic to Galapagos. Some of these species are widely distributed whereas others are only found on specific Islands. Scalesia are mostly shrubs which grow within the arid and transition zones. However there are three tree species which form dense forests in the humid highlands. read more