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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Do you know what this toothy animal is?

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

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!

What about this brightly coloured bird?

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

Any clue what this large avian species is?

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

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

Can you name this famous Galapagos species?

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

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! 

Do you know what this scabby looking creature is?

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

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Are you able to name this unique looking bird?

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

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!

Do you have a clue what this bird is named?

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

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!

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! 

Can you name this furry friend?

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

Do you know what avian species this is?

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

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! 

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I know that you can guess what this animal is!

1. Red-footed Booby
2. Galapagos Sea Lion
3. Galapagos Tortoise
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 know what this Galapagos animal is?

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

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. 

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

1. Sally Lightfoot Crab
2. Galapagos Flamingo
3. Galapagos Tortoise
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 idea what animal this is?

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

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

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!

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