Blue Iguana Recovery Program

A long lost female Blue is back with us!

Jun 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Director's Blog

“Wallflower”, who hatched in 1999 and was released in the QE II Botanic Park in 2001, had ot been seen since a year after her release – or so we thought, until this week. For some time our Blue Iguana Warden John Marotta has been keeping an eye on an untagged female of the approach road to the QE II Botanic Park, near the new Watr Authority resevoir. He’d been trying to trap her, so we could find out who she was, and then decide what if anything we should do with her. But she was elusive, and disturbed by construction activity by her rock hole.

On Wednesday June 18th, Team Blue volunteer Angie Gamber and local volunteer Cameron Richardson saw her in the open, and managed to trap her. Her PIT tag gave her identity away – daughter of Nathaniel and Ruth in 1999, she had lost her bead tag and was now ready to nest. She is temporarily housed in the late Jessica’s pen at the captive facility, where she is test digging and will give us more eggs to incubate, before resuming her life in th wild.

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