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Indefatigable Island

(also known as Santa Cruz Island)

Indefatigable Island



Size:

  • 986 square kilometers or about 380 square miles



Geographic features include:



  • Located in the center of the Galápagos Islands

  • Home of the Darwin Research Station

  • Active but dormant volcano

  • White sand beaches




Plants include:



  • Avocado groves

  • Beach morning glory

  • Button mangrove

  • Giant bamboo

  • Giant ferns

  • Mangrove lagoons

  • Muyuyo

  • Opuntia cacti

  • Paulo santo trees

  • Prickly pear cacti

  • Scalesia trees

  • Saltbrush




Animals include:



  • Darwin’s finches

  • Flamingos

  • Flycatchers

  • Galápagos hawks

  • Giant tortoises

  • Lava herons

  • Marine iguanas

  • Pelicans

  • Storm petrels

  • Short-eared owls

  • Goats

  • Pigs

  • Black rats

  • Cats

  • Geckos

  • Donkeys

  • Dogs






(Photo Credit: © Hubert Stadler/Corbis)
   
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