The Lesser Antillean Iguana

Critically endangered, the Lesser Antillean iguana (Iguana delicatissima) is in serious decline due to human activity. Endemic to the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean, the population of this large lizard is estimated at fewer than 20,000 individuals. Moreover, the recent introduction of the non-native green iguana (Iguana iguana) to these islands has resulted in increased … Continue reading The Lesser Antillean Iguana

The Titcaca Water Frog

The largest species of aquatic frog, the Titcaca water frog (Telmatobius culeus) isn't winning any awards for beauty, but its unfortunate appearance is an excellent adaptation to living in water. Critically endangered, this large amphibian is only found in Lake Titcaca and its tributaries high in the Andean mountains of South America. Their distinctive and … Continue reading The Titcaca Water Frog

The Bactrian Camel

Unlike the single-humped Dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius), Bactrian camels have two humps and are actually divided into two distinct species: the wild Bactrian camel (Camelus ferus)¬†and the domesticated Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus). I am going to be discussing both species of Bactrian camel throughout this post, but I will be mainly focusing on the wild … Continue reading The Bactrian Camel