Plana Cays

The Plana Cays are a group of two small islands in the southern Bahama Islands located east of Acklins Island and west of Mayaguana Island. The islands are today uninhabited.

The eastern cay was the last natural habitat of the Bahamaian hutia, a species of rabbit-sized rodent. It was thought to be extinct until 1966, when a population was found on the Plana Cays by Garrett Clough. Hutias have since been transplanted from the Plana Cays to other parts of the Bahamas.

References

* Atrill, Rod (2000). [http://www.bahamaswildlife.fsnet.co.uk/southernislands.htm The Southern Bahamas] . Retrieved Feb. 20, 2005.


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