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Iguanas Are Being Reintroduced to a Galapagos Island Two Centuries After They Disappeared

January 8, 2019 8:38 AM
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Some 200 years after their population was decimated by feral pigs, iguanas are being reintroduced to an island in the Galapagos archipelago, Agence France-Presse reports.

Conservationists have released 1,436 Galapagos land iguanas onto Santiago Island, authorities said on Monday. The lizard species’ last recorded sighting there was made by British naturalist Charles Darwin in 1835.

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