Peru Pacific Iguana (Microlophus peruvianus)

The coast of Peru is a desert, and fresh water is only available from springs or rivers fed by the Andes.

This Peru Pacific iguana (Microlophus peruvianus) was far from any such resources, so I find it incredible it can live here by the ocean. Perhaps it can get sufficient water from the insects it catches on the beach and is also able to excrete salt the same way the iguanas of the Galapagos islands?

Last updated on 22 June 2024