Greatest Animals of the Galapagos

Greatest Animals of the Galapagos


Location: 1,000 Km off Ecuador’s coast | Consists of: 13 major islands and 6 smaller islands

  • Penguins.  They have been able to adapt living in warm waters.  Only penguins in the world who live along the Equator.

  • Marine Iguanas. They eat only algae.  Only iguanas that can swim and forage under water.

  • Galapagos tortoise. They can live up to 152 years old.  They rest up to 16 hours per day. 

  • Galapagos Sea Lion. They swim in the ocean to catch fish but prefer to hang close to shore.

  • Whale Shark. It is the largest shark on the planet. They eat only tiny critters so humans can swim close to them.

  • Blue-Footed Bird.  They have blue feet and the bluer the better

  • Sally Lightfoot Crab.  They are coast scavengers and help the Galapagos’ ecosystem because they help keep the shore clean.

  • Hammerhead Shark. They swim in giant shark schools.  They can get tan.