The fourth largest island of the world Madagascar lies off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean. The island, which once was a part of the African landmass, has been isolated for about 165 million years. The isolation has been godsend for one of the oldest primates and also one of the most endangered species in the world, the Lemur.
A visit to Madagascar could see you coming face to face with about 60 taxas (species, sub-species) of lemurs. The diversity of the lemurs is incredible, ranging from the tiny Pygmy Lemur, weighing just twenty-five grams, to the huge Indri that are about 400 times heavier at approximately ten kilograms.
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