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    Galapagos Volcano Threatens Iguanas

    Beware the big, bad wolf. A mile-high peak in the Galapagos Islands, the Wolf volcano, began erupting yesterday for the first time in 33 years, threatening the world’s only population of pink iguanas. The reptiles — numbering fewer than 100 — were discovered in 1986 on Isabela Island, the largest in the archipelago that famously inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution with its biodiversity. The lava is reportedly flowing down the southern face of the volcano, away from where the lizards live, and Galapagos National Park officials have flown out to investigate.

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