The Allure of Island Life
Showcasing animals from around the world that live on islands, your tour through the Island Life exhibit is an island hopping experience. From the Caribbean to Madagascar to the Philippines, many of the unique and often endemic (only found there) species from these islands can be seen.
Watch as giant Galapagos tortoises awkwardly roam around while beautiful Caribbean flamingos move in graceful motion together. You can see the Abaco Island boa constrictor and the robust San Esteban Island chuckwalla lizard in habitats that mimic their natural island existence. You can also spy Komodo dragons and the Frog Wall that showcases frogs and toads.
During your visit you can learn about the fragile ecosystems that exist on islands and the natural balance that occurs every day. You can answer fascinating questions such as "Why are flamingos pink?", " How are islands formed?" and "How long does it take for a Galapagos tortoise to reach adulthood". Come, experience the wonders of island lifeforms from around the world and their unique ecosystems.
Galapagos tortoise, Geochelone elephantopus.
Madagascar hissing cockroaches, Gromphadochipa portentosa.
Painted chuckwalla, Sauromalus varius.
Soloman Island horned frog, Ceratobatrachus Guentheri.
Caribbean flamingo, Phoenicopterus ruber. Photo by Brian Cook.