Island is a
unique, privately owned wildlife sanctuary.
of Guana's 'Guana. See A Natural
History Guide to Guana Island:
"The guana of Guana is far more massive [than
the common Iguana found throughout the islands],
attaining more than six feet in total length
(more than half tail), and weights of over 70 lbs. Timid
and shy, largely herbivorous, these are beneficent
monsters more interesting, rarer, and much less
well studied than their relatives people travel all the
way to the Galapagos to see [emphasis added]."
This remarkable creature,
once common throughout the islands, then found only on Anegada,
was restored to Guana in 1984 by the
present conservation-minded owners, Henry and Gloria
Jarecki, as part of their long-term plan to make Guana a nature
preserve and wildlife sanctuary.