Galapagos Land Iguana on  Polished White Coral Rocks Galapagos Land Iguana on polished white coral rocks.

A female lays about 25 eggs in a burrow in moist sand or under leaf litter. On rocky islands females may travel many miles to find a good nesting site. (On other islands this may be the crater of a dormant volcano.) Eggs hatch in about three to four months. Hatchlings may take a week to dig out of the nest cavity. Then they feed mainly on insects until they mature. South Plaza Island.

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