OTHER WILDLIFE

Bird Watching (UK) - - Bird The World -

I’m a keen birder with ex­pe­ri­ence in more than 60 coun­tries, but I have to ad­mit that the lemurs are the high­light of Mada­gas­car for me. How can you re­sist tak­ing lots of pho­tos of Ring-tailed Lemurs (be­low)? Or the beau­ti­ful Di­ademed Si­faka? Or the danc­ing Ver­reaux’s Si­faka? I’m glad we don’t have film cam­eras these days, it would cost a for­tune! But per­haps one of the main high­lights of a visit to Mada­gas­car is to hear the wail­ing calls of In­dri. To be un­der­neath the trees where the world’s largest lemur is call­ing is a true wildlife ex­pe­ri­ence to linger long in the mem­ory – it’s the sound of this amaz­ing coun­try and a priv­i­lege to hear such a charis­matic an­i­mal, as in­deed are most of the lemurs.

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