Rare twin blues hatched at park

| 12/01/2021 | 8 Comments

(CNS): The National Trust has described the arrival of twin iguanas as a “once in a blue moon” event after the rare baby blue pair hatched this season at the Blue Iguana Conservation (BIC) facility. Although it is not the first time for blue iguanas, it is still uncommon to see twin hatchlings. The twins were very vulnerable when they emerged because they were so small, weighing less than 15g, the weight of one AAA battery, the Trust said in a release.

But several months on, the twins are growing and become stronger, even surviving the heavy rains during hurricane season.

“The twins were a real surprise for the team as you can never expect two hatchlings in the same egg,” said Iguana Warden Peri Smalldon. “The survival of the twins, given their small size was against the odds, particularly during the 2020 hurricane season. However, we are very proud of this achievement by the BIC team and it is a positive news story to share during what has been a tough year for everyone.”

The blue iguana twins can only be viewed during the guided tours at the Blue Iguana Conservation facility, which includes special access to the Blue Nursery. Self-guided tours of the facility do not include nursery access.

Proceeds from ticket sales of guided tours directly benefit Blue Iguana Conservation. A tour pass includes access to the QEII Botanic Park. Adults CI$20.00 and Children CI$10.00.

Anyone interested in supporting the Blue Iguana Conservation work, whether through a monetary donation or as a volunteer, should email Luke Harding at bic@nationaltrust.org.ky


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  1. BeaumontZodecloun says:

    I’m glad for the blue iguana program. It matters. In these times of high strangeness, it matters more. The Blues are ONLY here. What a tragedy if we lost them. It’s worth funding, imo.

    Same goes for the Sister Islands Rock Iguanas (SIRI). They must be supported.

    Would it change our lives if they were not around? Probably not, but our culture and world would be lessened, and we would be responsible for that.

  2. Worth supporting says:

    Think I will take that your tour 😃

  3. Anonymous says:

    So

  4. WBW Premier. says:

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a crossbreeding program between greens and blues needs to be started in order to ensure the survival of the species.

    • Anonymous says:

      That would be the end of the blue iguana species you numb skull.. that is exactly what we are trying to avoid when the government initiated the green iguana cull.. instead of gnawing at this like a dog with a bone please.. please read up on the issues of hybridization. You probably don’t care but you come across as incredibly ignorant every time you bring this up…

    • Anonymous says:

      That does the opposite. Not understanding your comment at all.

    • JTB says:

      Well there it is, the dumbest thing I’ve read all week

  5. Anonymous says:

    Awwww

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