Nature & Science Overview

Hawaiian plants and animals began to evolve over 70 million years ago in nearly complete isolation. Over 90% of the native terrestrial flora and fauna in Hawai'i are found only in the Hawaiian Islands. This level of endemism surpasses all other places on Earth— even the Galapagos Islands!

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