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ARKive's Overseas Adventures

This scrapbook contains just some of the amazing plants and animals found in the 14 UK Overseas Territories
The Critically Endangered mountain chicken is actually a frog so named because its flesh is said to taste like chicken!
The Critically Endangered mountain chicken is actually a frog so named because its flesh is said to taste like chicken!
The Akrotiri salt lake found in the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus is one of the Mediterranean's most important wetland habitats and is home to the stunning greater flamingo.
The Akrotiri salt lake found in the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus is one of the Mediterranean's most important wetland habitats and is home to the stunning greater flamingo.
The coconut crab is found in the British Indian Ocean Territory and gets its name from its unique behaviour: it uses its large muscular claws to open cocnut shells and feed on the soft flesh inside
The coconut crab is found in the British Indian Ocean Territory and gets its name from its unique behaviour: it uses its large muscular claws to open cocnut shells and feed on the soft flesh inside
The Endangered Virgin Islands coqui is only found on the British Virgin Islands. It is threatened by habitat loss and predation by the invasive Cuban tree frog.
The Endangered Virgin Islands coqui is only found on the British Virgin Islands. It is threatened by habitat loss and predation by the invasive Cuban tree frog.
St Helena's national tree is the gumwood, which is found only on this small island. It has a gnarled, crooked trunk and hairy leaves.
St Helena's national tree is the gumwood, which is found only on this small island. It has a gnarled, crooked trunk and hairy leaves.
The brighly coloured Henderson fruit-dove is only found on Henderson Island, in the Pitcairns. There is hadly any freshwater on the island, but the resourceful fruit-dove overcomes this by eating fruit with a very high water content.
The brighly coloured Henderson fruit-dove is only found on Henderson Island, in the Pitcairns. There is hadly any freshwater on the island, but the resourceful fruit-dove overcomes this by eating fruit with a very high water content.
The little known Leeward Island racer is found on Anguilla and is one of the rarest snakes in the Caribbean. It is rarely seen in open spaces and prefers to spend time in humid rocky crevices or piles of leaves.
The little known Leeward Island racer is found on Anguilla and is one of the rarest snakes in the Caribbean. It is rarely seen in open spaces and prefers to spend time in humid rocky crevices or piles of leaves.
The charismatic emperor penguin forms large colonies in South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands and the British Antarctic Territory. The emperor penguin can dive underwater for up to 9 minutes!
The charismatic emperor penguin forms large colonies in South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands and the British Antarctic Territory. The emperor penguin can dive underwater for up to 9 minutes!
The brightly coloured queen triggerfish inhabits the coral reefs of Bermuda. It has developed an ingenious way to eat spiny sea urchins: by blowing water underneath the sea urchin the queen triggerfish can overturn it and feed where the spines are shortest.
The brightly coloured queen triggerfish inhabits the coral reefs of Bermuda. It has developed an ingenious way to eat spiny sea urchins: by blowing water underneath the sea urchin the queen triggerfish can overturn it and feed where the spines are shortest.
Endemic to Grand Cayman, the Cayman Island blue iguana is one of the most endangered lizards on Earth, with a wild population estimated at just 10-25 individuals in 2002
Endemic to Grand Cayman, the Cayman Island blue iguana is one of the most endangered lizards on Earth, with a wild population estimated at just 10-25 individuals in 2002
The magnificent Critically Endangered Turks and Caicos ground iguana is severely threatened by introduced species such as rats, cats and goats.
The magnificent Critically Endangered Turks and Caicos ground iguana is severely threatened by introduced species such as rats, cats and goats.
Endangered Barbary macaques are found in Gibraltar and are the only primate, apart from humans, to live in Europe.
Endangered Barbary macaques are found in Gibraltar and are the only primate, apart from humans, to live in Europe.
The Vulnerable false-plantain is endemic to the Falkland Islands and lives on rocky shores along the coastline of the islands.
The Vulnerable false-plantain is endemic to the Falkland Islands and lives on rocky shores along the coastline of the islands.
The curious, brightly-coloured Cuban cave shrimp is classified as Critically Endangered and inhabits caves in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.
The curious, brightly-coloured Cuban cave shrimp is classified as Critically Endangered and inhabits caves in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.
Little is known about the elusive dusky dolphin. It can be seen swimming around the coast of the Falkland Islands.
Little is known about the elusive dusky dolphin. It can be seen swimming around the coast of the Falkland Islands.
The British Indian Ocean Territory is an important habitat for many beautiful and rare coral species, including Euphyllia paraancora.
The British Indian Ocean Territory is an important habitat for many beautiful and rare coral species, including Euphyllia paraancora.
The Weddell seal is the most southerly breeding of all mammals and can be found in South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands and the British Antarctic Territory.
The Weddell seal is the most southerly breeding of all mammals and can be found in South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands and the British Antarctic Territory.
The Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross breeds on Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha in St Helena. It has a wingspan of an amazing 2 metres!
The Atlantic yellow-nosed albatross breeds on Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha in St Helena. It has a wingspan of an amazing 2 metres!

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