MADAGASCAN Tropical & Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forest

While the mammals of the woodlands of Madagascar are not dominated by giants like neighbouring Africa, there is an astonishing diversity of fascinating species, almost all of which are found nowhere else on Earth...

Class Mammalia

Order Afrosoricida: 'Golden Moles', 'Otter Shrews' & 'Tenrecs'

Family Tenrecidae: 'Tenrecs'

(Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar)

Setifer setosus, 'Greater Hedgehog Tenrec', 'Sokina'.

Order Primates

Superfamily Lemuroidea: Lemurs

Lemur looking out of hole in tree trunk (image by Damon Ramsey)

Some of the nocturnal species of Lemur can be seen looking out from their bed in the daytime.

Family Indriidae: Sifakas

Sifaka (image by Damon Ramsey)leapin' Sifaka!

The famous 'dancing of the Sifaka', as they leap across the ground.

Sifaka with young

Coquerel's Sifaka (image by Damon Ramsey)

'Coquerel's Sifaka'.

Family Lemuridae

Eulemur spp. 'Brown/True Lemurs'

'Common Brown Lemur'

Family Lepilemuridae: 'Sportive Lemurs'

Milne-Edwards Sportive Lemur

Family Cheirogaleidae: Mouse & Dwarf Lemurs

Golden-brown Mouse Lemur

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