Blue iguana

The blue iguana, scientifically known as Cyclura lewisi, is a large species of lizard native to Grand Cayman, the largest of the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean. Here’s a description of its distribution:

  1. Cayman Islands: Blue iguanas are endemic to Grand Cayman, where they are found in specific habitats such as dry forests, scrublands, and rocky areas. The Blue Iguana Recovery Program, initiated by the Cayman Islands government, has played a crucial role in the conservation of this species, which was once critically endangered due to habitat destruction and predation by invasive species.

Efforts to protect the blue iguana include habitat restoration, captive breeding, and reintroduction programs. Conservationists work to educate locals and visitors about the importance of preserving this iconic species and its unique habitat. As a result of these efforts, the population of blue iguanas has gradually increased, although they still face threats from habitat loss, road mortality, and illegal hunting.

Blue iguana in Zoos

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