The Galapagos Islands are well-known as hot spots for wonderful and unique wildlife. Most of the wildlife native to the Galapagos Islands doesn’t experience drastic migratory patterns. However, certain species may be more active during certain months of the year. For instance, the islands’ most illustrious resident, the Galapagos tortoise, is most active during the hot season, as are most other land animals. This is because many of the islands’ land animals are reptiles that prefer to bask in the warm sun all day long. The cooler, drier season is often better for viewing aquatic animals, including sea lions, and penguins. Bear in mind, of course, that wildlife may not always be easily visible, even during months when they’re typically more active.