galapagos Subscribe to Feed

Lonesome George, photo by Flickr user Scott Ableman.

Lonesome George – Extinction is Forever

6/25/2012 // By Doug Inkley

The Pinta Island tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra abingdoni) is gone, forever. Lonesome George, a sad sentinel for his subspecies and a symbol of the destruction of species caused by humankind, died today of unknown causes. George was the last survivor of …

Blue-footed booby mating dance, Galapagos Islands

Photo of the Day: Footloose

6/5/2012 // By Rachel Faulkner

Wild Behavior Blue-footed boobies aren’t the only seabirds with a unique way to snag a mate. Check out some other curious courtship rituals >>   This Photo of the Day was donated by a participant in the annual National Wildlife …

Wildlife Vampires – Part 3

10/30/2009 // By David Mizejewski

Wildlife Vampires Series: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Oxpeckers and Vampire Finches There are several bird species that form symbiotic relationships with larger animals. The larger animals tolerate the birds’ presence on their bodies, …