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100 new mouths to feed! - Blue Iguana Recovery Program Blue Iguana Recovery Program

100 new mouths to feed!

Jul 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Captive Facility Blog

With the year moving quickly from breeding and egg laying season to hatching season the captive breeding facility is prepared for the introduction of well over 100 new mouths to feed. Over the past two weeks we have assembled 96 head start cages and furnished them with local cliff rock and driftwood. They are sitting ready to accept their new occupants. These cages will take the overflow of new animals from the existing cages in the head start area. Also, we finally have the solar powered rain water retention system finished and with all the rain from Invest 94 falling on us the tanks should be well on their way to filling up. Recently we moved Blue Iguanas Harvey (formerly Crooked Tail) and The Roman (formerly Round-up) into two of the open air pens. This is the first time in a few years that either animal has been out of their large fully enclosed cages. With great curiosity and amazement, each animal was a little overwhelmed at the unobstructed open blue sky and natural vegetation that surrounded them. But being wild animals it took them little time to accept the new views and both are doing very well lazing around the pens and perching on the high rocks looking at their new neighbors. The B.I.R.P. has started the new tour schedule. Tours of the breeding facility and a guided walk around the park grounds is offered to the public Monday thru Saturday at 11:00am. The fee is CI$24 for adults and CI$ for children under 13. The tickets are available at the QEII Botanic Park’s main gate. It’s an informative, behind the scenes tour of our programme and it lets visitors witness what we are trying to accomplish. From gathering eggs all the way to the releasing of these animals into their natural habitat, guests can see how the programme operates and accompany the warden on a safari type walkabout of the botanic park


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