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The Galapagos Fur Seal is the world’s smallest seal and is endangered due to being victims of severe hunting by “sealers” in the 19th century and a slow reproductive rate. These seals are about 4 feet 11 inches and weighing only 130 pounds.
There are roughly 16,000 to 18,000 Galapagos sea lions and since they are endemic to the islands, they are listed as endangered. They are playful and curious but can be aggressive when protecting their harems.
Giant Panda Mei Xiang of the Smithsonian National Zoo gave birth to twin cubs on August 2nd. The first cub was born at 5:35pm and much to the surprise of the Zoo staff who were not aware she was pregnant with twins, the second was born at 10:07 pm. The two cubs are
The Galapagos penguin with a population of a little over 1,000 makes this the rarest penguin in the world.
The third type of iguana found on the Galapagos is the Santa Fe Land Iguana (Conolophus pallidus). They have small dorsal spines, a brownish color, tapered snout and can weigh up to 25 pounds.
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