Land iguanas are bulky lizards that can grow up to three feet in length and are brighter in their yellow and orange skins than their marine counterparts. The land iguanas of the Galápagos vary in color and size from one island to another. The ones found on South Plaza islet are yellowish orange to match the prickly pear cactus trees that adorn the landscape. Land iguanas are plant-eating friendly animals that like hanging out under cactus trees and climbing clumsily while foraging for food. They spend time in shallow tunnels on cool nights and hot days.
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