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    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
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    Default Scientists spot new pink iguana

    Scientists think they've discovered a new species of iguana, and it's pink!
    It's being called the Rosada iguana, because it's got rose-coloured scales, and it's been spotted in the Galapagos Islands, in the Pacific Ocean.
    The colourful creature was first seen by park rangers back in 1986, but they thought it was a one-off and it was quickly forgotten about.
    Now it's thought there are fewer than 100 of the animals living in the world and they're in danger of dying out.

    Iguana facts

    They can grow to 1.85m long
    They are vegetarians
    Iguanas can live for 20 years

    The large lizard only lives on one volcano in the Galapagos Islands. But despite original thoughts that it was a one-off, scientists have now discovered that it's not just a freakish version of an ordinary land iguana. Instead, it dates back more than five million years and evolved away from other iguanas when the Galapagos archipelago was still forming.

    CBBC Newsround | Animals | Scientists spot new pink iguana

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    Elite Member panda's Avatar
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    cool! I'd love to visit the Galapagos, I think that would be incredible!

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    Me too, panda. I've been dreaming for years about going to the Galapagos Islands.

    This iguana looks strange. The neck looks normal, but the parts near and behind the leg look unnatural, as though the scales have been scraped off to reveal pink flesh underneath.

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    Oh man, count me in on the Galapagos wannabe's! I met someone who was from Equador and he had been there several times and it just sounded AWESOME.

    This iguana is pretty cool!

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    a backwards hillbilly state


    Looks like somebody poured pepto bismol on him.
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    Me too for the Galapagos!!! Sounds absolutely amazing. I never realised Iguanas are veggies, interesting.

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    It just looks like a regular iguana with a sunburn or eczema.
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