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Celebrate World Lemur Day with Natural Habitat Adventures
You can meet the Father of Koto on a lemur safari with Natural Habitat Adventures and be enchanted by the call of the indri echoing through the forest of Andasibe-Mantadia National Park.
The Singing Lemurs of Madagascar
Found in Madagascar is one of the rarest mammals on the planet, the critically endangered silky sifaka lemur of the Indriidae family. Known by local communities as the “angel of the forest,” this arboreal primate is one of few animals known to “sing” like humans.
The New Mini Frogs of Madagascar
—By Candice Gaukel Andrews
More than 350 types of frogs live in Madagascar. Now, scientists have named 5 new species of frogs found in the island’s rain forests. The largest of these amphibians could sit on your thumbnail, and the smallest is hardly longer than a grain of rice.
Madagascar’s Dwindling Forests and Their Linked Lemurs
Exclusively found in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands in the Indian Ocean, lemurs are already identified by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as one of the world’s most endangered mammals. Moving to a new place when their old habitat gets destroyed just isn’t an option. When their forests go, they will, too.
Memories of Madagascar
We were hiking in Andasibe National Park when we came upon this gray bamboo lemur. Gray bamboo lemurs are vertical climbers, and they jump from stalk to stalk in thick bamboo forests. But this one...
Fifteen Fascinating Facts About Lemurs
Lemurs are only found on the island of Madagascar, located about 250 miles off the coast of Africa, and the Comoro Islands, a volcanic archipelago just to the...
Traveler Story: Madagascar Wildlife Encounters
“There’s something just so amazing about walking to the door of your hotel room and having your concentration completely broken because there’s a troop of...
From Research to Ranomafana: Lemur Conservation in Madagascar
I sat in the middle of the woods, waterproof notebook in hand, the pitter patter of raindrops falling around me. Out of...
A Kaleidoscope of Wildlife on Africa’s Largest Island
Madagascar is indeed a world apart, a wildlife kaleidoscope, both visually and verbally! Its rain forests are home to primitive primates such as diademed...
Madagascar’s Wild, Wild West
—By Jordy Oleson
Madagascar is the most unique place I’ve ever been. Geographically, biologically, culturally—it is so isolated and truly seems to operate in a vacuum. This African...
Endangered and Endemic: The Fragile Wonders of Madagascar
Few places have more unique treasures to lose than Madagascar. Located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa...