Blue Iguana

Essential to the ecosystem of the Cayman Islands, its only known habitat, reptile lovers the world over despaired when the blue iguana was declared ‘functionally extinct’ in 2005.

With the help of vigorous breeding programs, as well as a decrease in the number of predatory feral pets that further imperiled the iguana’s existence, this species was moved to the endangered list from the critically endangered list in 2012, after 750 individuals were found alive and well.

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