Barbados has an odd wildlife system as the island nation
has few indigenous mammals due to its volcanic origin; the bat is about the only
native mammals although there are also monkeys, mongoose, and hares. Plus, off the
island's shore are more mammals and great sea life. In addition to mammals like
dolphins and whales, 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, and thousands
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, egrets, and terns,
but there are other non-water fowl species that call the islands home such as the
falcon, hummingbird, and finch. The reptilian and amphibian life is also limited
in scope, but there are turtles, snakes, iguanas, frogs, and lizards of all kinds.
There are numerous other species, including insects and spiders on the island.