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Little Water Cay (Iguana Island), , , Turks and Caicos

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Also known by its official name, Little Water Cay, this island gets its moniker from its most prominent inhabitants. 5,000 rock iguanas—3,000 females and 2,000 males—live on this nature reserve, along with pelicans (the Turks and Caicos’ national bird), osprey, herring gull, and blue water crabs. On a guided tour ($10 per person), you’ll hear about the history of the island, how to tell the difference between females and males, and how the iguanas are tracked.

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Little Water Cay (Iguana Island)

Also known by its official name, Little Water Cay, this island gets its moniker from its most prominent inhabitants. 5,000 rock iguanas—3,000 females and 2,000 males—live on this nature reserve, along with pelicans (the Turks and Caicos’ national bird), osprey, herring gull, and blue water crabs. On a guided tour ($10 per person), you’ll hear about the history of the island, how to tell the difference between females and males, and how the iguanas are tracked.