Most first time visitors to Madagascar are desperate to see the lemur, and with their stylish markings, curiosity, and fun-filled behaviour, they certainly don’t disappoint. But there are plenty of other fascinating species as well, from chameleon to fossa. Many of these species are classified as being rare, vulnerable, or endangered, so seeing them in the wild is a particularly poignant experience.
Although many habitats are threatened, Madagascar is working hard to protect its wildlife. Six of the national parks are collectively listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an 10% of the total land area is protected.