Endemic (species)

Galapagos Wildlife: Galapagos giant tortoise © Christian Ziegler

Galapagos giant tortoises are endemic to Galapagos © Christian Ziegler

An endemic species is a species that is found in one particular location, and nowhere else. The Galapagos has a number of endemic species that are unique to the islands including the Galapagos giant tortoise, marine iguana and flightless cormorant.

How many species are endemic to Galapagos?

 Galapagos Graphics: Endemic Species Table © GCT

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