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http://www.nationaltrust.org.ky/info/blueiguana.html

This week I heard a radio spot about this animal. It's native to the Grand Cayman Islands, and like many other creatures who live in one small area, it became endangered. But a captive breeding and release program appears to be helping the iguanas to survive.

An interesting note: the radio item mentioned that the young iguanas like to find small hidey-holes to sleep in, which are too small for a predator to enter. These offer protection for the young animals when they're not out and about looking for food. The scientists have taken to leaving a sort of small nesting box which serves as a burrow when they release the young iguanas into the wild, and this evidently helps get the lizards off to a good start.
 

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Thanks for posting that. They're pretty neat looking. I'd never heard of them before.
 

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I was a member of Team Blue 2006 Phase I last year!

You can get some idea of what it's like to volunteer down on Grand Cayman to save the Blues at my "photo-blog" of my trip: Click Here.

I even had a couple great vegetarian meals at the two restaurants we visited. One was Indian, the other Caribbean.

Take care,

Jonathan
 
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