Galápagos island gets its first iguanas since Darwin after mass-release

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Land iguanas wiped out by feral pigs have been reintroduced to Santiago Island

A group of more than 1,400 iguanas have been reintroduced to an island in the Galápagos archipelago nearly two centuries after they disappeared from there, authorities said on Monday.

The Galápagos land iguanas from North Seymour Island were freed onto Santiago Island as part of an ecological restoration program, the National Galapagos park authority said in a statement.

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