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.
- Atrill, Rod (2000). The Southern Bahamas. Retrieved Feb. 20, 2005.
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