Here’s a list of wildlife species unique to the Cayman Islands

Here’s a list of wildlife species unique to the Cayman Islands

One of the reasons our team at Cayman Wildlife gets very excited when we are highlighting and advocating for conservation of nature in the Cayman Islands is the fact that this is home to some very unique animal species, and we have the privilege of seeing them first hand. Whereas the photos we always take and share are pretty cool, nothing beats seeing these animal species with your naked eyes.

Here’s a list of wildlife species unique to the Cayman Islands.

1 Reptile species

lizard

The Cayman Islands is home to at least 10 reptile species that are unique to the islands with most of them belonging to the lizard and snake families. If you are therefore a person who enjoys this kind of wildlife then this is the place for you to visit. Among the reptiles you will get to see include the Blue-throated Anole, Brac Anole, Green Anole, the Cayman Racer, and Cayman Blindsnake, among others.

2 Bird species

bird

The Cayman Islands is home to at least twobird species that are unique to the islands with one of them believed to have gone into extinction. If you are therefore a person who enjoys this kind of wildlife then this is the place for you to visit. The two bird species that are believed to be in the island are the Cayman Thrush and the Cayman Bullfinch, with the former being the species that has become extinct.

3 Fish species

fish

The Cayman Islands is home to at least two fish species that are unique to the islands with both of them being fresh water fish. If you are therefore a person who enjoys this kind of wildlife then this is the place for you to visit. The two fresh water fish species that are believed to be in the island are the Cayman Gambusia and Cayman Limia.

The next time you are in the Caymans, we recommend that you request your tour guide to take you to places where you’ll get to see these animals in their natural habitat. It’s truly an amazing experience.