Turks and Caicos Rock Iguana

The Turks and Caicos rock iguana (Cyclura carinata) is a critically endangered species of lizard of the genus Cyclura that is endemic to the Turks and Caicos islands. Turks and Caicos has 50,000 rock iguanas, the healthiest population of rock iguanas in the Caribbean.

Read more about Turks And Caicos Rock Iguana:  Taxonomy, Anatomy and Morphology, Habitat and Distribution, Diet and Longevity, Mating, Causes of Decline, Conservation Measures

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Turks And Caicos Rock Iguana - Conservation Measures
... Although Little Water Cay is home to over 2,000 Turks and Caicos rock iguanas, they have been wiped out from the other cays in their former range ... Glenn Gerber translocated 218 iguanas from Big Ambergris and Little Water Cay where their populations were threatened to four uninhabited cays within the Turks and Caicos reserve system ... To date, these iguanas have experienced a 98 percent survival rate they have adapted to new conditions and even successfully reproduced the immediate breeding season ...

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