Madagascar Archive

  •   Black Lemur Facts   Many find it difficult to believe that these two individuals actually represent the same species, the Black Lemur. Yet they do indeed because this animal […]

    Black Lemur

      Black Lemur Facts   Many find it difficult to believe that these two individuals actually represent the same species, the Black Lemur. Yet they do indeed because this animal […]

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  • Lowland Streaked Tenrec Facts   The bizarre-looking Lowland Streaked Tenrec is an extraordinarily unique species of Tenrec. The species has developed several completely unique attributes. First of all, this is […]

    Lowland Streaked Tenrec

    Lowland Streaked Tenrec Facts   The bizarre-looking Lowland Streaked Tenrec is an extraordinarily unique species of Tenrec. The species has developed several completely unique attributes. First of all, this is […]

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  •   The remarkable Tahina Palm is a plant species that is both extremely unique AND extremely rare! Now THAT is a combination deserving of our attention! One lone tree was […]

    Tahina Palm

      The remarkable Tahina Palm is a plant species that is both extremely unique AND extremely rare! Now THAT is a combination deserving of our attention! One lone tree was […]

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  •   The Travellers Palm is a unique plant species endemic solely to the island of Madagascar. Here’s the “thing;” actually, the species is not even a true palm! The Travellers […]

    Travellers Palm

      The Travellers Palm is a unique plant species endemic solely to the island of Madagascar. Here’s the “thing;” actually, the species is not even a true palm! The Travellers […]

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  •   The Rosy Periwinkle (what a “colorful” name!) is a beautiful plant with the botanical version of a split personality! It is also quite rare and endangered (as so many […]

    Rosy Periwinkle

      The Rosy Periwinkle (what a “colorful” name!) is a beautiful plant with the botanical version of a split personality! It is also quite rare and endangered (as so many […]

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  •   The Fossa, Cryptoprocta ferox, is an extremely unique animal which actually combines many of the physical characteristics of civets, felines and mongooses. Interestingly, their scientific name means “hidden anus” (from […]

    Fossa

      The Fossa, Cryptoprocta ferox, is an extremely unique animal which actually combines many of the physical characteristics of civets, felines and mongooses. Interestingly, their scientific name means “hidden anus” (from […]

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  •   The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach  is one of the largest known species of cockroach on earth. Mature adults are capable of reaching a length of up to 3 in (7.5 […]

    Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

      The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach  is one of the largest known species of cockroach on earth. Mature adults are capable of reaching a length of up to 3 in (7.5 […]

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  •   The Pellucid Hawk Moth, Cephonodes hylas, or Coffee clearwing, is a moderately large species of moth. It is also a beautiful cross between a cicada, a moth, and a glasswinged butterfly. […]

    Pellucid Hawk Moth

      The Pellucid Hawk Moth, Cephonodes hylas, or Coffee clearwing, is a moderately large species of moth. It is also a beautiful cross between a cicada, a moth, and a glasswinged butterfly. […]

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  •   Kalanchoe is an extensive genus of approximately 125 known species of  tropical, flowering succulents.  The many various species of this plant are principally native to the regions of Africa, Europe, and Asia. Only one […]

    Kalanchoe

      Kalanchoe is an extensive genus of approximately 125 known species of  tropical, flowering succulents.  The many various species of this plant are principally native to the regions of Africa, Europe, and Asia. Only one […]

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  • The Ghost Mantis or Phyllocrania paradoxa is a mantis species native to the island of Madagascar. Ghost Mantis Body Their body shape has evolved to blend in with their environment. Indeed, […]

    Ghost Mantis

    The Ghost Mantis or Phyllocrania paradoxa is a mantis species native to the island of Madagascar. Ghost Mantis Body Their body shape has evolved to blend in with their environment. Indeed, […]

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  •     The Sunset Moth possesses the resplendent beauty of a living kaleidoscope! Out of all the 174,250 known species of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths ) this is considered the […]

    Sunset Moth

        The Sunset Moth possesses the resplendent beauty of a living kaleidoscope! Out of all the 174,250 known species of Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths ) this is considered the […]

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  •     The Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat is officially as the fifth rarest creature on earth! Bats are mammals of the family Chiroptera. This rare and tiny member of that family lives […]

    Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat

        The Seychelles Sheath-Tailed Bat is officially as the fifth rarest creature on earth! Bats are mammals of the family Chiroptera. This rare and tiny member of that family lives […]

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