8 Animals You’ll Only Find in the Galápagos

Galápagos Shearwater

A small bird endemic to the Galápagos Islands, primarily found on certain islands and known for its social nature and diet of squid and fish.

Lava Gull

Considered the rarest gull globally, with a population of only 300-600 birds, exclusively found in the Galápagos Islands and known for its long lifespan.

Galápagos Hawk

One of the rarest raptor species globally, with an estimated 150 breeding pairs in the Galápagos, known for its large size, unique breeding habits, and varied diet.

Waved Albatross

The largest bird in the Galápagos, with an impressive wingspan and critically endangered status due to threats like long-line fishing.

Lava Lizard

Small lizards found across most Galápagos Islands, known for their vibrant colors, miniature iguana-like appearance, and territorial behavior.

Galápagos Penguin

The only penguin species found north of the equator, endemic to the Galápagos Islands, and known for its small size and monogamous breeding habits.

Darwin’s Finches

A group of 17 finch species crucial to Darwin's theory of evolution, known for their adaptive beak shapes and diverse diets.

Galápagos Tortoise

Iconic to the Galápagos Islands, known for their enormous size, long lifespan, and role in the islands' history and ecology.