Can You Name These Animals Of The Galapagos Islands?



Galapagos Tortoises, and Iguanas, and Finches, Oh My!

The Galapagos Islands are made up of over 20 separate islands, located in the Pacific Ocean off of the coast of Ecuador. They are famous for their unique ecosystems consisting of a diverse mix of plants and animals found only in the Galapagos Islands.

- Have you ever seen a Galapagos Iguana?

- What about a Magnificent Frigatebird?

I bet you can't get 15/15 on this animal quiz! 

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I know that you can guess what this animal is!

1. Red-footed Booby
2. Galapagos Tortoise
3. Galapagos Sea Lion
4. Galapagos Flamingo

This is the Galapagos Flamingo, Phoenicopterus rober. It is the smallest flamingo species in the world, and are one of the most endangered species on the Galapagos Islands. 

Do you have a clue what this bird is named?

1. Flightless Cormorant
2. Marine Iguana
3. Galapagos Penguin
4. Red-footed Booby

This is the Flightless Cormorant, Phalacrocorax harrassi, also known as the Galapagos Cormorant. They are one of the rarest bird species in the world, and are the only cormorant species that cannot fly!

Do you know what avian species this is?

1. Blue-footed Booby
2. Galapagos Tortoise
3. Galapagos Penguin
4. Frigatebird

This is the Galapagos Penguin, Spheniscus mendiculus. They are one of five avian species found on the islands, and are the only penguin found north of the Equator! 

Are you able to name this unique looking bird?

1. Blue-footed Booby
2. Frigatebird
3. Red-footed Booby
4. Flightless Cormorant

This is the Galapagos Frigatebird, Fregata magnificens. The males have a noticeable red pouch called a gular pouch, that they flare up to attract females of their species!

What about this brightly coloured bird?

1. Frigatebird
2. Galapagos Penguin
3. Red-footed Booby
4. Blue-footed Booby

This is the Blue-footed Booby, Sula nebouxii. They are one of three Booby species found on the Galapagos Islands, and are appropriately named for the striking blue colour of their feet!

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Do you know what this toothy animal is?

1. Fur Seal
2. Galapagos Sea Lion
3. Galapagos Shark
4. Galapagos Penguin

This is the Galapagos Shark, Carcharhinus galapagensis. It is the most abundant shark species around islands reefs, and have been known to become aggressive with fisherman!

Any guess about who this Galapagos predator is?

1. Frigatebird
2. Sea Lion
3. Galapagos Penguin
4. Galapagos Hawk

This is the Galapagos Hawk, Buteo galapagoensis. Their broad wings are well adapted for soaring high above the islands, and this allows them to find prey such as birds, lizards and insects! 

I'm sure you can guess what this animal is!

1. Galapagos Tortoise
2. Galapagos Flamingo
3. Sally Lightfoot Crab
4. Painted Locust

This is the Sally Lightfoot Crab, Grapsus grapsus. This colourful creature has adapted a very generalist diet, which allows them to be highly successful on the islands. 

Any clue what this large avian species is?

1. Galapagos Albatross
2. Frigatebird
3. Galapagos Penguin
4. Red-footed Booby

This is the Galapagos Albratross, Phoebastria irrorata, also called the Waved Albatross. They are the largest bird in the islands, and are incredibly graceful!

Do you know what this Galapagos animal is?

1. Red-footed Booby
2. Galapagos Tortoise
3. Galapagos Land Iguana
4. Galapagos Sea Lion

This is the Galapagos Sea Lion, Zalophus wollebaeki. They are a very social species that breed on the Galapagos islands, and they act as key predators in the ecosystems there. 

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Do you know what this scabby looking creature is?

1. Galapagos Hawk
2. Galapagos Tortoise
3. Land Iguana
4. Galapagos Penguin

This is the Galapagos Land Iguana, Conolophus subcristatus. These iguanas have been seen allowing Galapagos Finches to pick ticks off of them, and have adapted many physical characteristics to survive the harsh life on the islands. 

Can you name this famous Galapagos species?

1. Galapagos Flamingo
2. Galapagos Hawk
3. Galapagos Finch
4. Galapagos Penguin

These are Galapagos Finches, also known as Darwin's Finches. They are a group of 18 species that are well known and well studied for their diversity in beak form and function! 

Any idea what animal this is?

1. Galapagos Hawk
2. Galapagos Hawk
3. Hoary Bat
4. Frigatebird

This is the Galapagos Hoary Bat, Aeorestes cinerus. They have amazing flight capabilities but are listed as endangered due to habitat destruction. 

I'm sure you can guess what this animal is!

1. Galapagos Tortoise
2. Galapagos Land Iguana
3. Marine Iguana
4. Red-footed Booby

This is a Galapagos Marine Iguana, Amblyrhynchus ccristatus, also known as the 'Sea Iguana' or 'Saltwater Iguana'. They are the only marine species of iguana and are found exclusively on the Galapagos Islands!

Can you name this furry friend?

1. Galapagos Sea Lion
2. Galapagos Penguin
3. Fur Seal
4. Galapagos Land Iguana

This is the Galapagos Fur Seal, Arctocephalus galapagoensis. They have special behavioural traits in order to regulate their temperature in the hot island weather, and are the smallest of all the eared seals. 

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