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Goats reverting
to the wild

Centuries ago, some of the goats imported by man escaped and became feral (domesticated animals that return to a wild state) goats. Today, their descendants are an ecological scourge on some islands because they eat wild grass, a basic food for native endangered life such as the giant tortoise.

introduced species

The islands have feral pigs, dogs, donkeys, and more.

wildlife rituals

Visitors are fascinated watching the various animal rituals. The most famous is the
male blue footed booby's high-stepping mating dance.

Bird watcher's paradise

The islands are home to nearly 60 resident species, half of which are endemic (native to the Galapagos).

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