blue iguana fullGrand Cayman’s blue iguanas are one of the most unique and fascinating creatures to be found in the Cayman Islands.

These rare local lizards with blue-hue pigmentation are an indigenous species – found nowhere else in the world but Grand Cayman.

Once facing extinction, the Blue Iguana Conservation Programme at Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park has helped restore the population. These prehistoric-looking creatures, sometimes referred to as ‘blue dragons’,

can be found roaming freely in the park, much to the delight of visitors.

Self-guided and guided tours of the blue iguana sanctuary are available. Inquire at the Botanic Park’s visitors centre.

Top right: Prince Charles – now King Charles III – pets an iguana during a 2019 visit to the Cayman Islands.