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Park rangers have determined that 2,139 land iguanas reintroduced in 2019 onto Santiago Island in Ecuador's Galapagos archipelago have adapted successfully in areas suitable for their survival.

The Galapagos National Park Directorate made the announcement Wednesday, saying in a statement that a monitoring program showed that the Galapagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) is fulfilling its important ecological role and contributing to the park's ecological restoration effort.