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The Boobies

Red-Footed Booby

Red-Footed Booby

There are three species of booby resident in the Galapagos Islands; none is endemic. Boobies are strong fliers, sometimes feeding many kilometers offshore. They have forward-pointing, stereoscopic vision which allows them to judge distance accurately and pinpoint their prey, even underwater.

Booby refers to the Spanish word Bobo, meaning clown or stupid.
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Flora and Fauna in the Amazon Jungle

howler monkeys amazon 9 countries. 1.2 billion acres. 20% of the world’s oxygen. Over 10 million species of animals, plants and insects. The figures are outstanding and quite frankly overwhelming. There is no doubt that the Amazon rainforest is a place like no other and Ecuador’s Amazonia offers it’s very own taste of this captivating abundance of flora and fauna.

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New Snake Found on the Galapagos Islands

New Snake Found Galapagos Islands

Ecuadorian Milk Snake

A case of snake invasion

On the 23rd February 2014 a new snake found on the Galapagos Island, Santa Cruz. This snake, which a local accidently ran over and immediately, recognized to be different from the 4 endemic species that exist on the island, is potentially another invasive, foreign specie.

 
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