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14 unique animals of the Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Islands marine iguana silhouette

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Distinctive wildlife

With a treasure trove of endemic species, the Galapagos Islands are renowned for natural wonders and unique wildlife. Darwin's studies of the plants and animals there played a pivotal role in the development of his theory of natural selection. Traveling to the Galapagos Islands is on every amateur naturalist's bucket list, and here are many of the reasons why: check out some of the unique animals that reside there. (Text: Bryan Nelson)