The Galápagos Islands is a volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean and is considered one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing.
A province of Ecuador, it lies about 700 miles off its coast. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else.
Charles Darwin visited in 1835, and his observation of Galápagos' species later inspired his theory of evolution
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