On our way to catch the boat for Stingray City, we encountered these
blue iguana is only found on Grand Cayman of the Cayman Islands.
Blue Iguana, pictured below, was abundant before European
colonization; but fewer than 15 animals
remained in the wild
by 2003, and this wild population was predicted to become extinct
within the first decade of the 21st century.
species' decline was mainly being driven by predation by feral pets
(cats and dogs) and
indirectly by the destruction
of their natural habitat as fruit farms are converted to pasture
for cattle grazing.
2004, 219 captive-bred animals have been released into the Queen
Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens on Grand Cayman in an attempt to
save the species.
is quite popular in the Cayman Islands.
the big draw is the chance to pet and feed a stingray at Stingray
lush grounds of the Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Gardens, Grand Cayman.
fisherman walking the coral at The Grand Old House, Georgetown, Grand