Little lizards to become giants!
It has been a lucky time for the Recovery Centre of the Giant Lizard of El Hierro (Gallotia simonyi) in the El Golfo Valley of El Hierro.
During the month of September, 105 specimens of this unique species of reptile in danger of extinction were born.
The 16 females bred in captivity laid 126 eggs in total) which has led to these 105 new Giant Lizards, close to the record of 107 hatches in previous years.
The new specimens of the emblematic Giant Lizard of El Hierro will be destined to the future reinforcement of the populations in their natural habitat, which is at the moment subject to a new census study that will allow to determine at what moment the Recovery Plan of this species is unique reptile in the World