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Atlantic Lizard
The Atlantic Lizard (Gallotia Atlantica) is very common on Fuerteventura, where it can often be seen on rocks and walls. They can run very fast and can reach a size of around 25 centimetres in length.
East Canary gecko
The East Canary gecko or Canary wall gecko is a species of lizard endemic to the eastern Canary Islands and often seen in Fuerteventura at night on outdoor walls and ceilings. They can grow to around 15 centimetres in length, and have suction pads all along the toes which are widest at the tips.
Hawksbill sea turtle
The hawksbill sea turtle, a critically endangered sea turtle can be found around the coast of Fuerteventura. The hawksbill is easily distinguished from other sea turtles by its sharp, curving beak. Although this turtle lives part of its life in the open ocean, it spends more time in shallow lagoons and coral reefs. Hawksbill sea turtles typically grow to 1 metre in length, and a weight of around 80 kg.
The Leatherback sea turtle is the oldest of the eight species of turtle to visit Fuerteventura. This turtle can weigh up to 500kg and can measure up to 2metres. It's main diet is jelly fish. It is scientific name is (Dermochelys coriacea).
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
The loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) has been reintroduced to Fuerteventura from Cape Verde. Eight nests with around five hundred eggs were transferred to Fuerteventura from Gran Canaria. The nests were at risk from predators at Cape Verde and the eggs had a very poor chance of hatching and the turtles had very little chance of making it to the sea. The nests were transported via helicopter to "turtle camp" Fuerteventura. The eggs were buried So the natural progression of turtles...
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