Private Reserve (click
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is a private reserve in the south of Madagascar situated at
the edge of spiny forest. It is a fantastic place to see lemurs
close up, as there is a high population density and they are
habituated to people. Unfortunately, this is a result of both
habitat destruction and past feeding of the lemurs. We didn't
have to go far to see them, a number of them actually hung
around in the Tamarind tree above our cabin.
Malagasy spiny forest, with unique Didierea and Euphorbia
lemurs were common throughout the Berenty area
sunning (a favorite afternoon activity) in camp
Verreaux's sifaka was cute and acrobatic and became my favorite
type of lemur
with just-born baby. This one was a little early as most young
are born in September.
moving on ground, sifakas do an amazing side-stepping, skipping
dance. See a video clip too!
lemurs were introduced at Berenty
tiniest primate in the world is this nocturnal grey mouse
white-footed sportive lemur is another nocturnal creature
are 66 known species of chameleons in Madagascar, with more
still being discovered
Madagascar flying fox is the largest species of bat in Madagascar
and unique to the island
Africa has only one species of Baobab tree, Madagascar has
evolved a total of seven!