With only 1,300 estimated Iguanas that remain in the wild, the Rock Iguana is an endangered species that is not to be missed.
The Exuma Island Rock Iguana (known as Cyclura cychlura figginsi) is native to eight of the islands around Staniel Cay and the Great Exuma Cays and are listed as an endangered species. They are protected by the “Wild Animals” Protection Act.
Arriving at Bitter Guana Cay, you will be welcomed by hundreds of the Rock Iguanas coming to see if you have brought them any fruit; the feeling is almost surreal, like something out of a dinosaur movie. Their coloring is beautiful & vibrant. They will happily pose for photos in exchange for fruits or vegetables. Ladies beware! Painted red toenails are often confused for fruits and these curious and hungry creatures are not shy!