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Centro de Recuperación del Lagarto Gigante de El Hierro

This centre, inside the Guinea Eco-Museum, was set up to raise lizards in captivity. The Plan for Re-introduction of the giant lizard, galliota simonyi, was adopted since it was the most endangered reptile in the whole of Europe and one of the five animals most in danger of extinction in the world. Through to 1974, it was actually believed to be extinct. However, it was then that a herdsman ran across a few on La Fuga de Gorreta. The plan for re-introduction has made it possible to gradually free some of the reptiles raised in captivity in the places where they have been seen to congregate.

The guided tour gives you a chance to get to know the team responsible for the Plan and to see some of the lizards that have been raised in the Centre.

The visit is included with El Hierro Passport.

Schedule: Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00

Carretera General Las Puntas, s/n