Plants and Animals
St. Croix is home to many different species of plants and animals. The diverse landscape of the island offers a variety of ecosystems including the Caribbean Sea, mangrove forests, subtropical rainforest, salt ponds, and more. You are likely to see mongoose crossing the roads, as well as iguanas sunning near the beach. You will also see Senepol cattle and goats grazing alongside the road, and a vast array of birds can be seen fishing along the shore. The waters of Caribbean Sea teem with tropical fish, turtles, corals and vast amounts of plant life. Don’t forget the rainforest, which is dense with lush trees, vines, and tropical foliage. Learn about the native plants and animals of St. Croix by visiting the botanical gardens, local farms, as well as by reading the information provided here!