Galapagos Wildlife

Blog posts about Galapagos wildlife

January 17, 2022

Galapagos Marine Reserve Expansion

If you follow our Stories on Instagram, you will have seen that last Friday (14 January 2022) the President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, signed an official […]
December 6, 2018

The Galapagos Mockingbird

It’s quite curious (and somehow quintessentially Galapagos) that of all the bizarre, unique creatures on the archipelago, one of the least “curious”—the mockingbird— would be the […]
November 28, 2018

Whales in the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the largest animals on the planet as they migrate from all around the world to feed and give […]
November 12, 2018

The American Flamingo

Flamingos are among nature’s most dazzling creations. A tall, spectacularly pink bird with long, lanky legs, a sleek, curvaceous neck (among the longest legs and neck […]
September 20, 2018

The Frigatebird

What differentiates the seas of the temperate northern hemisphere from those of the tropics? One of the first differences that comes to my mind are the […]
September 20, 2018

The Blue Footed Booby

Scientific name: Sula nebouxii Conservation status: Least Concern   Is the blue-footed booby endemic to the Galapagos? No. Although the Galapagos is home to around half […]
August 5, 2018

Galapagos Land Iguanas

  Darwin and Iguanas Darwin was no fan of lizards. On his visit to the Galapagos, he famously called marine iguanas “imps of darkness” and wasn’t […]
July 5, 2018

Darwin’s Galapagos Finches

The Galapagos Finch They may be small and cute, but they usually don’t leave us dumbfounded at first sight. But their significance belies their small size, […]
June 11, 2018

The Galapagos Giant Tortoise

The ‘Galapago’ The Galápagos Islands got their name from the old Spanish word, ‘Galapago’. What is uncertain, however, is what the correct definition for this word […]