Smaller Species and Endemic wildlife
When it comes to insects and spiders, whether you like it or not, they are here in abundance, from massive millipedes to beetles. In fact, Madagascar’s list of about 100,000 creepy crawlies is growing daily, some outstandingly beautiful, with over 300 butterfly species, others perhaps not so visually appealing, but all friendly enough with nothing to fear as a human.
Whilst the above are some specific examples, the breadth of the diversity of Madagascar animals cannot be overstated, as it is home to over 13,000 plant species and 849 animal species, with 39 endemic genera of birds of its 115. Giant land birds such as the elephant bird may have been driven to extinction, but there is so much more in the way of incredible flora, fauna and birdlife to this magical island that has escaped interference from the outside world.
Madagascar wildlife holidays do truly offer a unique and authentic wildlife experience that is incomparable in the world today.
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