Saturday, January 28, 2012

Lesser Antillean iguanas at Durrell Wildlife Park

Image from the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

For the first time in eleven years, the rare Lesser Antillean iguanas at Durrell Wildlife Park have successfully bred, producing two young hatchlings.  Increasingly endangered in its wild habitat, the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, and held by only a handful of zoological institutions worldwide, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust remains the only place to successfully breed this species.
Commenting on this exciting news, Mark Brayshaw, Head of Durrell’s animal collection, said, “We are delighted by the arrival of these new hatchlings. They are feeding and growing well, and we are continuing to monitor them carefully at our herpetology department. We will continue our efforts to breed the iguanas and are encouraged by this recent success.”

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