Galapagos: Land Iguanas

Land and marine iguanas have common ancestors… But like everything on Galapagos, evolution played a role and two distinct animals evolved. Land iguanas, as the name implies, live on land and feed on mostly cacti and succulents, as well as some insects. Their numbers are decreasing due to loss of cactus habitat and invasive species. Looking at them, you feel like you are in Jurassic park movie, and dinosaurs are back to life!