The Galapagos Islands are located west of South America in the Pacific Ocean. Even though they are located near the Equator, the Equatorial Under Current keeps temperatures cool at an average of 75 degrees Fahrenheit. There are many rare species found in the Galapagos Islands, including "Darwin's" Finches, the Blue-Footed Booby, Fever Tree, Sea Cucumber, Galapagos Turtle, Frigatebird, and many more.

The Vampire Finch can only be found on Wolf and Darwin Island of the Galapagos Islands.  Human impact caused the extinction of the Vampire Finch on all other islands.

Darwin Island is the remains of an extinct volcano. It is thought to have once been much larger but has had a lot of erosion. It is less than one square kilometer. The only way of arriving at Darwin Island is by scuba diving.

 Wolf Island is North West of the main Galapagos Islands. It was formed by a volcano that erupted 1 million years ago. It is also only accessible by scuba divers.
These islands lack freshwater and the vampire finch gets its nourishment from cactuses and the blood of the seabirds. The Opuntia cactus is abundant on the islands.





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