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Published on Jan 01, 2013
 

Galapagos rare pink iguana captured on film

 
 

LONDON (AFP) - Veteran British nature broadcaster David Attenborough is to show the first filmed sighting of the rare pink iguana, in a television series on the Galapagos Islands which begins on Tuesday.

The 86-year-old filmed the rare Conolophus Marthae iguana in June last year for his new series Galapagos 3D, which goes out on Britain's Sky television.

It was only identified as a separate species in recent years and it will be the first time the creature has been seen on screen.

It was filmed on the island of Isabela in the volcanic Ecuadoran archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.