21 Jul '11, 8pm

Have you seen a blue iguana? They're back from the brink of extinction, thanks to captive breeding: via @nytimes

Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society A male adult blue iguana on Grand Cayman Island. What do golden lion tamarins, red wolves and, now, blue iguanas all have in common? In addition to sharing a flamboyant fashion sense, these animals are all examples of species brought back from the brink of extinction by captive breeding programs. For the five-foot blue iguana, which lives exclusively on Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean, this summer marks a milestone. To date, more than 500 iguanas have been released into the wild, and iguanas are now breeding in the wild at three distinct conservation sites. Paul Calle, director of zoological health at the Wildlife Conservation Society, performs health inspections on the iguanas on Grand Cayman Island before they are released into the wild. He said he now handled more iguanas in a single afternoon than used to exist in t...

Full article: http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/21/a-comeback-for-...

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