Grenada has an odd wildlife system as the island nation
has few indigenous mammals due to its volcanic origin; in fact most of the land
mammals a visitor will see were brought in by people. Some of the mammals present
today include armadillos, monkeys, bats, and less known animals like the manicou,
an opossum and the agouti. However, off the island's shore are more mammals
and great sea life. These waters contain mammals such as whales and dolphins. Plus,
as an island nation there are thousands of fish surrounding the country and these
waters contain larger animals like sharks, but also include eels, angelfish, barracudas,
grouper, sponges, lobsters, snapper, crabs, and thousands more including coral.
Like the sea life, there are plenty of birds that live on the island or migrate
through. These birds are mostly limited to water fowls like ducks and herons, but
there are other non-water fowl species that call the islands home such as the finch,
hummingbird, and dove. The reptilian and amphibian life is also limited in scope,
but there are iguanas, turtles, snakes, iguanas, and frogs among others. There are
numerous other species, including insects, most notably butterflies on the island.