View image of Their feet are the same colour as the Smurfs, and they are rather clumsy (their name comes from the Spanish word bobo, which means stupid). Because of the easiness with which they can be captured by humans, their numbers are reduced but they are not endangered. They mostly concentrate on the Galapagos. A big colony lives on Isla de la Plata, off the southern coast of Ecuador. (Irene Caselli) (Credit: Irene Caselli)
Not all of Ecuador’s animals are found on the bio-diverse Galapagos Islands that Charles Darwin made famous in On the Origin of Species. Straddling across the Andes from the Amazon to the Pacific Ocean, there are record numbers of insects, reptiles and birds to be found on the country’s mainland.
The second-highest capital in the world is a lovely Andean city with an exquisite colonial centre packed with architectural treasures.