Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of seeing lemurs in their natural habitat. You can imagine my excitement when we spotted our first Verreaux Sifaka ( I must admit that I did not know the name before!). And I did not know that there are 97 different species of lemurs ....we managed to see 21 of them.
We spotted them in the South of Madagscar in the spiny forest but they also live in the rainforest.
The Ring Tailed Lemur
And below the White-footed sportive lemur
My favourite! Nocturnal and everything but sportive! Only to be found in the South of Madagascar.It is threatened by habitat loss due to charcoal production and agriculture.
The tree this little fellow is clinging to is a vegetation type known as the Madagascar spiny thicket which can be found in the southwest of the country.
Our World Tuesday