"Canary Islands named after wild dogs" Top 5 Page for this destination Isla de Lanzarote Favorite Tip by rachel_sun

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by rachel_sun

Favorite thing: I always thought the Canary Islands were named after birds and how wrong i was.They are named after wild dogs.The Latin word Canis means dog.You may still see a breed of dog today from many many years ago with white paws .I saw many dogs around on my visit.Lanzarote is a good place to bird watch too.There are many unique birds including houbara bustard,cream coloured courser, black bellied sandgrouse.These breeds of birds love Lanzarote's dry climate.They thrive here and are rare elsewhere so its worth coming to see them in Lanzarote.

Fondest memory: There is also a beautiful bird called a trumpeter finch.It has a short red beak and has a funny call.

And as Lanzarote is dry a film was made here with Raquel Welsh in called "One Million Years Bc".You know the one with her fluufy bikini and dinasours etc,lol. A cool movie ;-)

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 13, 2003
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