Why were the Galapagos Islands once called The Enchanted Isles


The  Galapagos Islands are a wonder in many ways. Though they are on the equator, their shores are washed by cool currents. These 19 islands lie west of South America, and their remote location has created a world in itself. there are 27 species of reptiles on Galapagos. The Galapagos Islands are most famous for the giant tortoises found here which give the island its name.


The islands are also home to marine iguanas that resemble little dinosaurs. Hundreds of Galapagos penguins waddle on the Island, and the world's only flightless cormorant, the Blue Footed Booby, is also one of the inhabitants. It is this variety of wildlife that makes the Galapagos Islands truly enchanting- in fact, it was once known as The Enchanted Isles.

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